The Story of Deadwood, South Dakota.
The settlement of Deadwood began in the 1870s and has been described as illegal, since it lay within the territory granted to Native Americans in the 1868 Treaty of Laramie. The treaty had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people. In 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold. Custers announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise ...[more]