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Trump's planned trip to Mount Rushmore draws fire from Native American activists
By Stephen Groves | Associated Press

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people.

Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump's “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployment and, recently, social unrest. The event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota's Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009.

But it comes amid a national reckoning over racism and a reconsideration of the symbolism of monuments around the globe. Many Native Americans activists say the Rushmore memorial is as reprehensible as the many Confederate monuments being toppled around the nation.


“Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today,” said Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and the president of a local activist organization called NDN Collective. “It’s an injustice to actively steal Indigenous people’s land then carve the white faces of the conquerors who committed genocide.”

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It’s history. Get over it. All of Europe was invaded by one group or another. It’s called history.

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It’s history. Get over it. All of Europe was invaded by one group or another. It’s called history.

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The Sioux were known for conquering other tribes, killing many of them, and taking their lands. They should talk.

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It’s history. Get over it. All of Europe was invaded by one group or another. It’s called history.

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Native Americans have received reparations already...how many more casinos do they want?
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The Sioux were known for conquering other tribes, killing many of them, and taking their lands. They should talk.

And they were conquered and their lands taken from them by the Ojibway
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Mt. Rushmore?
Fine looking monument ya got there.
Be a shame if sumthin' happened to it...?

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And they were conquered and their lands taken from them by the Ojibway
Yes. Kicked out of Minnesota's lake country, northern ND, parts of Canada and NE Montana.  Then they learned to ride horses and got tougher. But from another mountain, The Crazy Horse Memorial :shrug:
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