BADLANDS

BY MITCHEL MINERS

HISTORY

It was formed deposits of volcanic ash, sand, gravel, and mud. The first people there were nomadic hunters and gathers. In history most people tended to avoid the Badlands because they were bad lands.

Climate

The weather can change suddenly and there can be hailstorms and tornados. The average precipatation is 16 inches per year. The temperature ranges from -40° F to 116° F. Winters are cold with 12 to 24 inches of snowfall. Summers are hot and dry.

Activities

You can hike and camp. However the cliff shelf is closed due to road work. While hiking you are not allowed a campfire. You're campsite must not be visible from a road and must be half a mile from roads. Also a paleontology lab opened on May 27, 2014. There you can see scientists at work.

SWAG SUPER DUPER COOL FACTS OF AWESOMENESS!!!

When hiking 2 quarts of water per person per two miles is reccomended.

In the geographic structure, The Wall, erosion takes place at one or more inch per year.

The badlands has the largest wild prairie in the United States.

When camping you must burry toilet paper. You also must poop and pee in a hole. The hole must be away from wildlife.

"INDIANS"/Native Americans

Sioux Native Americans used the badlands as a stronghold in the war against the U.S. The ghost dance was outlawed by America, but was practiced in the Badlands by Native Americans. The dance at Stronghold Table, in 1890, was the last. Soon Big Foot and his followers were killed at Wounded Knee.

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