~~July 10, 2020~~
I was somewhat aware of this mountain carved with the likeness of four American presidents. I have to admit that I didn’t know much.
I surely became aware of some of the history when a certain someone insisted on desecrating even more the essence of this site.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture’s roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Mt. Rushmore improvement!! Hope identification is accurate …
Chief Red Cloud, Chief Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph and Chief Three Eagles
The way it should be.
They were there first, that’s their land!!
“The story behind Mt. Rushmore”
The Six Grandfathers (Tȟuŋkášila Šákpe) was named by Lakota medicine man Nicolas Black Elk after a vision.
“The vision was of the six sacred directions: west, east, north, south, above, and below. The directions were said to represent kindness and love, full of years and wisdom, like human grandfathers.”
The granite bluff that towered above the Hills remained carved only by the wind and the rain until 1927 when Gutzon Borglum began his assault on the mountain.”
~Red Cloud was a chief of the Oglala Lakota tribe ~
He is best known for his success in confrontations with the U.S. government.
Lakota Chief Red Cloud was an important figure in the 19th-century land battle between Native Americans and the U.S. government. He successfully resisted developments of the Bozeman trail through Montana territory and led the opposition against the development of a road through Wyoming and Montana for two years – a period that came to be known as Red Cloud’s War.
~Sitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian Chief~
Sitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian chief under whom the Sioux tribes united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.
Sitting Bull joined his first war party at 14 and soon gained a reputation for bravery in battle. In 1868, the Sioux accepted peace with the U.S. government, but when gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the mid-1870s, a rush of white prospectors invaded Sioux lands. Sitting Bull responded but could only win battles, not the war. He was arrested and killed in 1890.
~Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Chief~
Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.
When the United States attempted to force the Nez Perce to move to a reservation in 1877, Chief Joseph reluctantly agreed. Following the killing of a group of white settlers, tensions erupted again, and Chief Joseph tried to lead his people to Canada, in what is considered one of the great retreats in military history.
~Chief Three Eagles, Nez Perce Tribe Warrior, 1910~
The Nez Perce are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Nez Perce’s name for themselves is Nimíipuu, which means simply “the people”, or “we the people”.
The name “Nez Percé”, meaning “pierced nose”, is derived from the French, a name inspired by nose pendants some of them wore, although this practice was more common among tribes downriver.
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