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[–][deleted] 7 points8 points ago

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Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota. It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands! The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!

[–]FZA 6 points7 points ago

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gutzon borglum also made a monument dedicated to the csa. the monument was used to restarted the klan in the twenties.

[–]Gracana 2 points3 points ago

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Apparently the historian who came up with the idea of the carvings "wanted it to feature western heroes like Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud, and Buffalo Bill Cody, but Borglum [the sculptor] decided the sculpture should have a more national focus." (wikipedia)