Ever wonder how such a good place got named "Badlands?" Read here to find out who named the park and why they chose the name.
According to archaeological finds, people have been in and around the Badlands for as long as 12,000 years. Learn more about park arch here!
The Dawes Act affected many Native American tribes. Learn how this law changed the lives of the Lakota who lived in the Badlands area.
During World War II, the US Air Force seized land located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for use as a bombing range. Learn more here.
The Homesteading Acts brought more and more people to the Badlands region. Learn more about homesteaders and their lives in this article.
Last updated: May 20, 2020
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