Ancient Hunters Overlook in Badlands, South Dakota - Encircle Photos

3 Ancient Hunters Overlook in Badlands, South Dakota

Your second stop is the Ancient Hunters Overlook. The name is a tribute to the long history of settlers who have made this beautiful yet barren area their home. Archeological evidence suggests people lived here over 10,000 years ago. Starting in about 1000 A.D., nomadic tribes of Native Americans hunted buffalo and other wild game. They were joined by European fur trappers and traders in the late 18th century. About a century later, homesteaders were granted 160 acre parcels. The land plots were later expanded to 640 acres.

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Ancient Hunters Overlook, SD-240, Wall, SD 57790

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