Definitions for "Black Hills"
mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore
mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
An isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota. Covered with ponderosa pine, this region is considered sacred by many of Native Americans and it is also the home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Several major motion pictures were filmed there including North by Northwest, How the West Was Won, A Man Called Horse and Dances with Wolves. The Black Hills is now featured in Books of James