Why is it called the Badlands?

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The Lakota people were the first to call this place "mako sica" or "land bad." Extreme temperatures, lack of water, and the exposed rugged terrain led to this name. In the early 1900's, French-Canadian fur trappers called it "les mauvais terres pour
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The Sioux Lakota Native Americans were the first to call the area known today as Badlands National Park in South Dakota, "mako sica" or "land bad. Extreme temperatures
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"Badlands" originated with the name given to this region by French
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This is often where they find dinosaur fossils. There are many 'badlands' throughout the world.
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