Why Are the Badlands Called the Badlands?

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Badlands are lands that contain steep slopes, loose dry soil, slick clay, and deep sand, all of which impede travel and other uses. Badlands form in semi-arid or arid regions with infrequent but intense rain-showers, sparse vegetation, and soft sediments, this are land that are not fertile and cannot produce a good yield.
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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
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The Badlands are located in the black hills of South Dakota. It is one of six national parks located in the black hills. The Badlands consits of 244,000 acres and has sharp buttes
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"Badlands" originated with the name given to this region by French
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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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