“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Interior in Jackson County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Mako sica

Mako sica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 15, 2019
1. Mako sica Marker

Mako sica - Lakota

Les mauvaises terres - French

The Badlands - English

When the Lakota looked on the land around you, they saw the Paha ska (white hills)-a place of bountiful hunting. Historically used for transitory camps, the Paha ska and their western counterpart the Paha sapa (black hills) lie in the heart of Lakota treaty lands set aside in 1868.

French trappers in the mid-1700s, frustrated by the land's sharp peaks and crumbling rock, regarded the area as les mauvaises terres (bad lands).The Lakota also began calling this place Mako sica (land bad).

Picture Captions:

Lakota men-Badlands 1905
Photographer Edward Curtis images provide glimpses of Native American lifeways across the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Canadian badlands-Alberta, Canada
Badland formations are found on every continent. A visit to the White River Badlands of South Dakota is a tribute to the origin of the term: dry climate, sedentary rocks, canyons, and pinnacles. Welcome to
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the definitive Badlands.
Erected by National Park Service, Badlands National Park, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 43° 45.845′ N, 101° 55.492′ W. Marker is near Interior, South Dakota, in Jackson County. Marker is on Enter The Door Trail. Located on the Door Trail in the Badlands National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Interior SD 57750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anatomy of a Badland (within shouting distance of this marker); Badlands Oasis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cliff Shelf Nature Trail (approx. one mile away); The Badlands Wall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bands of Time (approx. 4 miles away); What a Find! (approx. 4 miles away); A 75-Million-Year Walk (approx. 4 miles away); Under the Sea (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Interior.
Mako sica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 15, 2019
2. Mako sica Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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