How did the Badlands get their name?
The Badlands' name came from Sioux Indians who called it 'mako sica', meaning 'lands bad'.
It is more commonly said that the Native Americans couldn't harvest it or plant anything at all.
The Big Muddy Badlands of Saskatchewan, Canada were notorious for outlaws' hideouts. Italy and Spain also have "badlands" areas.
There are areas all over the world which are called 'badlands'. In the United States there are: Badlands National Park located in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota which is part of the North Dakota badlands area. The Badlands, a mountain range, located in California. Oregon Badlands Wilderness Philadelphia Badlands in Pennsylvania