In which state was gold found in the 1870's in the Black Hills?
In 1870, the Black Hills Expedition, lead George Armstrong Custer, announced the discovery of gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota. ...
What battle happened over gold discovered in the Black Hills of North Dakota and is sometimes called Custer's Last Stand?
The Battle of Little Bighorn was fought over gold discovered in the Black Hills. ...
Asked in US Army History and Traditions
What happened first the battle of little bighorn or the discovery of gold in the black hills?
Gold was discovered in the Black Hills first. If you are doing American School history, I found both answers on page 281 ...
Asked in South Dakota
What was discovered in the Black Hills by the Custer Expedition?
Members of the Black Hills Expedition of 1874, which was lead by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, found gold near present day Custer, South Dakota. ...
Asked in Wyoming, South Dakota
Why were settlers interested in the black hills?
The first people to come to the Black Hills were the Native Americans who considered the Black Hills sacred. The first tribes were the Arikara, Cheyenne, Crow, Kiowa and Pawnee. They were driven out of the area by the Lakota who were being pushed west by expansion of the US territories. Fur traders found a wealth of animals in the Black Hills. Then General George Armstrong Custer discovered gold in the Black Hills in 1874. Many settlers came to the area hoping...
Asked in South Dakota, Name Origins, Mountains
How did the Black Hills of South Dakota get their name?
The Lakota called the Black Hills the PahÃ¡ SÃ¡pa or "Hills that are Black", because, when seen from a distance, due to all the pine trees, the Black Hills appear to be black. ...