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Four oil wells pump at the base of the Killdeer Mountains north of Killdeer, N.D., on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Photo by Dustin Monke / Forum News Service

Plan for transmission line near Killdeer Mountain battlefield clashes with historical study

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KILLDEER - The Battle of Killdeer Mountain is regarded as the climactic clash of the Dakota War in Dakota Territory.

The battlefield, where blood was spilled July 28, 1864, in a sprawling fight between the Sioux and the U.S. Army, has been called the Gettysburg of the Plains.

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