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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
April Baumgarten joined The Dickinson Press as the assistant editor in January 2014. She helps lead a team of top-notch news reporters and plays a role in coordinating design for western North Dakota's award-winning newspaper. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican, where she helped the two newspapers win numerous awards.   
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