Pine Ridge (region)


Pine Ridge (region)

The Pine Ridge is an escarpment between the Niobrara River and the White River in far northwestern Nebraska (a small section extends into South Dakota). The high tableland between the rivers has been eroded into a region of forested buttes, ridges and canyons.

Ecology

The plant and animal life in the Pine Ridge is atypical for Nebraska; the ecology is very similar to the Black Hills, which are 50 miles to the north. The dominant tree in the Pine Ridge is the ponderosa pine; deciduous trees (such as cottonwoods) are also present in canyon bottoms. Nebraska's largest herd of bighorn sheep live in the Pine Ridge; elk, mule deer, and wild turkeys are also common.

History

The Pine Ridge region was the setting of the closing chapters of the Indian Wars. The region was home to several bands of Lakota; several skirmishes between the Lakota and the U.S. Army took place in the 1860s and 1870s. Crazy Horse was killed at Fort Robinson in 1877. In 1879, Dull Knife led the Cheyenne Outbreak from Fort Robinson.

Protected areas

A large portion of the Pine Ridge is owned or managed by either the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or by various U.S. Government agencies for preservation and recreation uses. These areas include:
* Chadron State Park
* Fort Robinson
* Metcalf Wildlife Management Area
* Nebraska National Forest
** Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
** Soldier Creek Wilderness
* Oglala National Grassland
** Hudson-Meng Bison Kill
** Toadstool Geologic Park
* Peterson Wildlife Management Area
* Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area

ee also

* Big Horn Mountain

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/nebraska/units/prrd/prrd.html U.S. Forest Service - Pine Ridge Ranger District]
* [http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/realty/gpland/ Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Land Atlas]


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