Badlands by:Patton Van De Veer

Indians have lived here for more than eleven thousand years as their hunting grounds. Archaeollogcal records combined with oral traditions indicate that these people camped where fresh water was available year round.

  Eroding out of the stream banks today are the rocks and charcoal of their campfires and their tools used to butcher bison, rabbits, and other animals. They used high areas to find wondering herds.

 

  The U.S.  goverment stripped American Indians of much of their territory and forced them to live on reservations