The Black Hills Or the Last Hunting Ground of the Dakotahs

Author: Annie D. Tallent
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230273914
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... trouble with a detachment of United States cavalry from Camp Sturgis. The lieutenant, upon his arrival, communicated formal notice to the occupants of the tunnel that unless they surrendered the fort unconditionally within a specified time he would bombard the works. "Bombard away," replied the plucky miners, "we will die in the last ditch before we surrender." Uncle Sam's troopers had no terrors for the men comfortably domiciled in the tunnel. All efforts to dislodge them proved ineffectual until someone hit upon the happy expedient of throwing burning sulphur into the tunnel, which brought them to a speedy capitulation. To the fumes of fire and brimstone they were finally forced to succumb. TERRAVILLE. In a small gulch, between Central City and Lead, at an elevation of about 200 feet above the former place, is Terravillc, the location of the Deadwood, Terra, and Caledonia mills, to whose operations it owes its present existence. The camp had its origin in 1877, in the discovery of the several mines comprising the properties of the two companies respectively, the earliest of which were the Caledonia and the Deadwood and Terra mines. The Deadwood Terra Company has two mills of eighty stamps each, and the Caledonia one mill of eighty stamps, making a total of 220 stamps, which are kept in constant operation, employing an aggregate of 150 men. These two companies, which are now included in the Homestake combination, own the major part of the mineral-bearing territory in the vicinity of Terraville. Among the mines belonging to the Caledonia group on Bobtail gulch are the Caledonia, Grand Prize, Clara Nos. 1 and 2, Queen of the Hills, Cornucopia, Monroe, besides placer ground on the gulch. In these mines, as in the Homestake properties at...

Black Hills

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101082201
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion. Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills. Coop has left his fast-paced life as an investigator in New York to take care of his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something...or someone...has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into a heartless attack on Lil’s beloved cougar, memories of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe. Lil and Coop know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts has singled them out as prey... From the Paperback edition.

Black Hills Impressions

Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560372899
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Join photographer Dick Kettlewell for a concentrated view into the Old West: the saloons and Boot Hill in Wild Bill Hickock's Deadwood; the Crazy Horse Monument; and Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Tour the remarkable and varied geology of western South Dakota: Needles Eye and the Cathedral Spires, Wind Cave, the Badlands. Modern-day cowpokes, bison herds, and wildlife abound in this new color portfolio.

The Lakotas and the Black Hills

Author: Jeffrey Ostler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190280
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The story of the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homelands and their remarkable legal battle to regain it The Lakota Indians counted among their number some of the most famous Native Americans, including Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Their homeland was in the magnificent Black Hills in South Dakota, where they found plentiful game and held religious ceremonies at charged locations like Devil's Tower. Bullied by settlers and the U. S. Army, they refused to relinquish the land without a fight, most famously bringing down Custer at Little Bighorn. In 1873, though, on the brink of starvation, the Lakotas surrendered the Hills. But the story does not end there. Over the next hundred years, the Lakotas waged a remarkable campaign to recover the Black Hills, this time using the weapons of the law. In The Lakotas and the Black Hills, the latest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History, Jeffrey Ostler moves with ease from battlefields to reservations to the Supreme Court, capturing the enduring spiritual strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished homeland.

Pioneer Days in the Black Hills

Author: John S. McClintock
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806131917
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Pioneer Days in the Black Hills is a rough-and-tumble account of the early days of Deadwood, Dakota Territory. In 1874, after leading an expedition into the Black Hills, George Armstrong Custer announced that he had found gold "among the roots of the grass." Almost overnight a number of settlements sprang into existence. Among them was Deadwood. In April 1876, John S. McClintock arrived in search of gold. Entering a series of speculations and employments that won him moderate prosperity, he made Deadwood his home. During his later years, he wrote his memoirs, presented here for the first time in half a century.

From the Black Hills

Author: Judy Troy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307786692
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A decent, ordinary life jeopardized by a catastrophically extraordinary event: this is the story, mythic in its outline and substance, that Judy Troy--author of two New York Times Notable Books and Whiting award winner--tells in From the Black Hills. In Wheatley, South Dakota, during the summer before Mike Newlin is to begin college, his father, an insurance salesman, shoots and kills the young woman who works for him as his receptionist. He disappears, and Mike is left behind in shock and grief. With his future suddenly obscured, Mike finds himself nearly overwhelmed by his present circumstances--not only the emotional damage inflicted by his father's awful crime but also his mother's dismay, the insinuating methods of a criminal investigator named Tom DeWitt, his girlfriend's anxieties, and his longing for an older woman who lives nearby--and the question of whether he will ever see his father again and what will happen if he does. As imposing as the landscape that forms its setting, From the Black Hills conveys with compassionate power the drama of a young man who must try to overcome his father's dark legacy. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Hills Believables

Author: John Hafnor
Publisher: John Hafnor
ISBN: 9780964817500
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If you have enjoyed Hafnor's other books, you'll be equally delighted with the zany history of Black Hills Believables. Fifty vignettes matched with fifty original pen & ink drawings have made this 112-page book a perennial best-seller in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming. See for yourself why this little book has sold more than 37,000 copies.