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Press Photo by April Baumgarten It was among the rolling hills of the Badlands like these, shown June 29 southwest of Medora, that Gen. Alfred Sully and his men faced of against Native American warriors during the Battle of the Badlands Aug. 7-9, 1864.

Hills of history: Medora to commemorate Battle of the Badlands 150th anniversary

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MEDORA — When people think of the Indian Wars, battles like Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee come to mind.

The Battle of Killdeer Mountain and the Battle of Badlands may not be the most memorable, but they played a large part in history of the fight for land on the prairies.

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April Baumgarten
Hi. I'm the assistant editor of The Dickinson Press and I'll be your tour guide. I grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, or 10 miles southwest of South Heart. I was right in the middle. Anyways, my family raises registered Hereford cattle on the ranch, where I learned a lot of valuable lessons. I went to school at Belfield Public School, graduating in the last class as the Belfield Bantams. I then double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown College. After three years of working for the now University of Jamestown's newspaper, The Collegian, I joined the staff at The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson City government and energy reporter. I moved on to the Hazen Star and Center Republican as an editor before being pulled back to Dickinson. And here I am. As someone that grew up and lived in North Dakota for 25 years, I never thought that our corner of the state would ever change. But time has a way of proving me wrong. In the midst of one of the largest oil booms that state has seen I get to watch it all and tell everyone about it. I can't wait to see what happens next.
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