This parcel of National Forest is in the Slim Buttes region, which was the site of an influential battle between the Sioux and the U. S. Army in 1876. Like a lot of places in the Great Plains, it’s bursting with fascinating history. I don’t claim to be an expert on this particular piece of it, but here is the wiki page for the Battle of Slim Buttes. That should serve as a starter in case anyone is interested in researching it further.
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