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Sioux Leaders Bring Cancel Culture to Mt. Rushmore, It’s “A Great Sign of Disrespect”

Mount Rushmore, since its construction in that ended in the early 1940s, has been a symbol of American patriotism and ingenuity. Each year, about three million people visit the site and stand in awe of its size and grandeur. However, not all are all that impressed with the site.

And according to some, it should be destroyed post haste.

As the Argus Leader reports, the native Sioux people, whose ancestors have inhabited the land surrounding the Black Hills of South Dakota where the monument is located, have always seen it as nothing more than a tourist attraction, and one that continuously slaps them in the face.

Take the words of Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner, for example. He says the site is “a great sign of disrespect” to the Sioux people, namely because it was thought up and constructed with little regard to the people who have called the land home for centuries.

And he isn’t the only one who thinks so.

Cheyanne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier recently wrote in a news release that “Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty then the faces carved into our sacred land on what the United States calls Mount Rushmore.”

To Frazier and many of his tribe members, the site is a constant reminder of the pain, disrespect, and utter poverty that their people have been forced to endure at the hands of the ‘white men.’

He wrote in the release, “Visitors look upon the faces of those presidents and extoll the virtues that they believe make America the country it is today. Lakota sees the faces of the men who lied, cheated, and murdered innocent people whose only crime was living on the land they wanted to steal.”

Frazier has even offered to rid the land of this “brand on our flesh” himself, if need be, “free of charge.”

However, if and when Frazier or others decided to remove the monument, there will be another battle as to how that is accomplished. Obviously, some would rather just see it be blown to bits in a matter of seconds. But not all are of this mind.

Bear Runner, for example, has made it clear that he wants it “removed but not blown up.” He noted that just as his reasoning for not wanting the monument to be there as a scar upon his homeland, simply blowing it up would do much the same thing, possibly even destroying some of his people’s nearby cultural artifacts and relics.

Bear Runner said, “I don’t believe it should be blown up because it would cause more damage to the land.”

However, the calls for Mt. Rushmore’s destruction have some rather fierce opposition. If South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has any say in the matter, the monument won’t be touched either by the Sioux or protesters.

As the lefts cancel culture and seemingly ever-present monument mobs have traveled to her state, Noem has vowed that she will do everything within her power to protect and safeguard Mt. Rushmore.

Recently conservative commentator Ben Shapiro pondered if the political left would target Rushmore. Next, Noem’s simple words to the call for the historical site’s destruction says it all:

“Not on my watch.”

These words and her apparent disapproval of the destruction of the site make it clear that if any sort of attempt is made to ruin or deface the monument, her reaction will be swift and fierce. Noem, unlike several on the political right, has refused to cave to the left’s demands, either to close her state down to Coronavirus fears or for the police to be defunded or disbanded.

She has made it apparent that while she has listened to and even understood the calls for such, they are not what our country needs right now. And just because someone is offended by something doesn’t mean that it should be forever “canceled” or forgotten. We can’t merely erase our history and act like it didn’t happen, no matter how unpleasant it was.

Instead, we have to remember it so that we can learn from our mistakes. The faces on Mt. Rushmore aren’t there to simply be impressive or show how great America is. They exist to remind us of where our nation started out and show us how far we have come since those days.

Only time will tell if the monument mob of the left will cause the colossal sculpture to eventually fall. But as for right now, it will continue to stand tall.

Comments (112)

  1. You are correct about one thing. Your land was invaded and you were conquered. Throughout the world, most peoples that have been conquered were either genocide or made to serve those that conquered them. Now, most indigenous peoples of The United States of America are richer than most other Americans. And you have rights that Other Citizens do not have. I’d say you’ve received good treatment. Were there horrible atrocities committed upon the American indigenous peoples. You darn right there were and none of us are proud of these. But we are also not responsible for what our forefathers did either. All of us are now Americans and should share in that pride. We must always remember our past so we can not repeat it. Mount Rushmore is something we should all be proud of. Unless you want to start the American Indian wars all over again.

  2. F the sioux,President Trump-2020!long live the USA!

  3. Nah, where is the KKK when you need them?

  4. Damn, why don’t you just write a fucking book?

  5. Damn, why don’t you just write a fucking book?

  6. Damn, why don’t you just write a fucking book?

  7. Damn, why don’t you just write a fucking book?

  8. Just remember that lies are what cocksucking liberals tell, truth is what us righteous conservative men tell.

  9. Yep, we need to finish what we started back in the 1800s and kill these savages off. Woohoo!!

  10. Hey, let’s kill the Sioux people like we used to do back in the good old days. That will shut the motherfuckers up.

  11. There was no nation until the White man built this country into one. The Indians were too busy fighting amongst themselves and enslaving their enemies to form a cohesive government! And don’t forget, they didn’t sprout out of the ground, they also came from someplace else!

  12. *unfortunately, for the most part, you are correct. The only tribe that were close to civilized were the ancestral puebloans (HOPI) whose name literally translates to “People of peace”, They were so disliked by their neighbors that the common name today liberally translates to “ancient enemy” (Anasazi – basically like calling an African the “n” word)). They developed agriculture 14,000 years ago and built huge permanent cities and structures (cliff dwellings) and condominium complexes (Chaco Canyon). They were not migrants like their eastern relatives.

  13. The Seminole NEVER signed any peace treaties with America…we are STILL officilly at war with them and Florida STILKLK belongs to them.

  14. Sorry I Left the R from his name. P.G> Trump 2020

  15. Iv’e noticed that only one person left their first name but the rest of you did not, and as for the Sioux tribe they got paid for the land that was bought from them so Geta life, Pauly G. Tump 2021.

  16. We shouldn’t rewrite history whether it reflects positively on us or negatively. Leave Mt. Rushmore alone. The Native Americans have their Crazy Horse monument. How would they feel if we took it down?

  17. I couldn’t have said it any better. I’m so tired of these so-called Americans erasing history. History belongs to all of us, not just a chosen few. They have no right to destroy it. Trump for 2020!!!

  18. You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. Our fore father’s did take the land from the INDIANS, WHO WERE HERE FIRST. That is HISTORY AND SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS. The problem I see with the GREAT MT. RUSHMORE is when it was going to be sculptured did the SIOUX say anything, like do not destroy our land, again? When PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITED THE MONUMENT, TO HAVE A RALLY, DID ANYONE SAY THE MONUMENT MUST COME DOWN? THE ANSWER IS NO. NOW, BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS HATE PRESIDENT TRUMP, THEY WANT THE MONUMENT REMOVED. WHY DO THE DEMOCRATS HATE TRUMP? 1) HE DID NOT COME UP TO BE PRESIDENT AFTER BEING A POLITICIAN, 2) BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A POLITICIAN HE COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED BY CONGRESS AND KISS THEIR ASSES. 3) BECAUSE THEY CANNOT CONTROL HIM AND HE IS DOING EVERYTHING HE PROMISED THE PEOPLE HE WOULD DO IF ELECTED, CONGRESS, ESPECIALLY THE DEMOCRATS, DO NOT LIKE WHAT HE HAS DONE TO KEEP HIS PROMISES, LIKE IGNORING THE HOUSE, AND MAKES EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO BY PASS CONGRESS TO GET THINGS DONE. THE LAST ONE REALLY INFURIATES THE DEMOCRATS AND NOW WE WILL SEE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT, FOR PEOPLE TO VOTE ON, IS TERM LIMITS ON CONGRES. THAT WILL HELP TRUMP DRAIN THE SWAMP EVEN MORE. THE GRAVY TRAIN WILL BE OVER. THE DEMOCRATS AND MAYBE THE REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT THIS TO PASS, BECAUSE THEY MADE MILLIONAIRES OUT OF THEM, ON THE BACKS OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER. VOTE FOR BIDEN AND AGAINST TERM LIMITS AND CONGRESS WILL KEEP ON DOING BUSINESS AS USAL. TRUMP IN 2020.

  19. While the Sioux may have been the earliest known inhabitants of an area, that doesn’t mean they owned the land. It did not belong to them as you said. They had no laws of ownership. Will you find any in your correct history books?

  20. For all the people who live in the USA and hate it you are free to leave ! Nobody is keeping you here. Do yourself and me a favor and leave !

  21. For all the people who live in the USA and hate it you are free to leave ! Nobody is keeping you here. Do yourself and me a favor and leave !

  22. Hahaha lol 😂🤣😂🤣😂

  23. Let me tell you something Shahid. The indigenous peoples committed horrific atrocities against their own people for centuries. Let’s see, human sacrifice , torture of their tribal enemies, cannibalism as a form of revenge. They swapped their wives, had sex in front of their children and generally promoted promiscuity. Nike none of this makes it ok to enslave or abuse anyone, however they were not civilized. They were primitive people. It was inevitable that someone would take over. Otherwise if there was mo country, there would be mo refuge for the millions of immigrants who came to this country to have freedoms that were not possible in the countries that they came from. What progress would the indians have made? None, because they were primitive and not interested in progress. Again, it should have been done properly, and give them what they needed, etc.. That was totally wrong, but they have no right to point fingers with all the atrocities committed by them. They also tortured and killed many Jesuit priests who tried to help them. One is a saint now, St. Isaac Jogues. They tore out his fingernails. Cut pieces off of his fingers and other tortures before killing him. If the Jewish people can move forward from the holocaust which was less than 100 years ago. It is time for the Native Americans to move forward and do something productive for their people. And I don’t mean tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus.

  24. Amen That’s what history does. It teaches

  25. … and had the Sioux won the war they (most any native Indian nation) would have not have left any “white man” any land reservation to live on, they would have wiped them out completely. People choose to forget that these people were savages, I know that’s not PC, but it’s historically accurate. they war’d one tribe against the other. the murdered and kidnapped and raped each other. when settlers came they continued to do the same thing to them. The settlers defended and won.

    Who owned the land, or lived on the land prior to the Sioux? They will tell you that no one was there before them but how do we know? The Sioux would have taken the land from whoever was there first if they wanted it.

    This would be like me saying my family was abused by the king of England 600 years ago so I want my ancestral plot in Sussex back. Where would it end? Everybody came from somewhere else, just because you’re there first does not play in. if it did all the crazy young “whipper-snappers” with all their silly notions would have to allow the older generation to have their way again, because they were here first.

    People need to get over the past – what happened, happened. you can’t undo it and you can’t make up for it by forcing one ancestor group to make reparations to another ancestor group. Not every person’s ancestors killed Indians or enslaved blacks. History is the story of what happened, good or bad. Learn about it.

  26. Why don’t they just leave these figures alone and carve in next to these figures heads of famous native american chiefs. Then everybody, except the liberals, will be happy.

  27. Well first of all British ,Nederland’s people and others were here before Great America was founded. Why not blaming them first? But in the other side what they gave them to all habitants; culture education technology .medicine a new way of life .What is the difference between Talibans and today ultraliberals .What is next ?Tear down Statue of Liberty because she came from white Europe From France? Rename Boston Red Sox and change the White Sox name because are offensive FOR WHOM? People don t understand, that was the trend in that time- 4oo years ago ?Nobody complain about British Empire or Dutch? That is called HISTORY! This is our country now and we live in it .If don t like it just …..There is no doubt in the past a lot of bad things happens, under today standards but then that was the trend. I was a immigrant and I am an AMERICAN today .I learned about history, economics ,politics of my new country but most of all I learned to respect the land who gave me FREEDOM. Unfortunately the ultraliberal knows just about the RIGHTS, what about the obligations to this land? What about respect the history and learn from in order not to make same mistakes. I hope i did not offend anybody ,and if I did I offer my apologies. Wish You all the best!

  28. This was the way of things back then! But you never hear the media report how the Tribes rape, kidnaped, murdered, tortured, and STOLE the land from other Tribes!!!??

  29. Maybe some of us are offended by the Crazy horse monument . Look at what that Indian did.
    History is in the past, it’s over and no one can change what happened yesterday . But if Mt Rushmore gets destroyed then the crazy horse monument needs to be destroyed also. Why should I have to look at your history when I can’t look at mine. Fair is fair , eye for an eye, monument for a monument. Sounds right to me.

  30. I am offended by all of the people that are trying to destroy this country and it’s history. Should I start destroying their property and killing them

  31. Anytime 2 cultures collide the one with the most efficient lifestyle will prevail.
    When people from other planets come here one of us will have to adapt to the others life style or perish.
    Pretty damn simple.

  32. Enough with the nonsense !!!!!! You ought to be proud to have an AMAZING PIECE OF ART like that !!! Wow I got Niagara Falls 100 miles away & believe me it feels great ..its world-reknown!!! So is Rushmore !

  33. You are the worst sort of bigot! Why are you even here? If you detest what this nation stands for… leave and do not return!

  34. Thank you!! I am so very thankful and encouraged by your clarity of perspective and guidance for the future. We’re human. We’re fallible. And, we’re capable of so much good.

    Forgiveness is the price we pay for peace. Remembering that what we “give” to another is our gift to ourselves will help to guide our actions from this point on.

    We don’t know what all we don’t know, and we’re arrogant in our ignorance. But, bothering to admit our mistakes is the first step in learning from them and teaching ourselves to be better and more.

    Thank you for assuring me that there are Americans who are committed to the honorable ideals this country was established upon and who have a sense of how we can move toward making the “dream” a tangible reality.

  35. Let me tell the Sioux Indians something. When the English colonist first came to North America it was inhabited by various Indian tribes that had staked out land for themselves. But they wee not even getting along with each other. they were constantly fighting each other. So if no European explores or colonist had came to North America it would of ended up just like South America. A poor Continent inhabited by Indians and Mexicans. There would of been no great nation here

  36. I am an American born in the USA, my parents are English and German descent. I am proud to be an American and I love to be able to see history in every statue and I read all the history on plaques when I see them. If my ancestors would have stayed in Germany or England I wouldn’t have existed. If there were no wars, I would have hoped everyone would be living free and enjoyed life of happiness. There has been war there is loss of life on all sides, My husband is French Canadian Indian ancestry born in America. My love for him and his heritage is just as important to me as his. We know many of my German ancestries were murdered during the war, many of my English ancestries were killed in wars by the Indian wars, and many of my husbands Indian ancestries were killed in the Indian wars. People were raped, killed, some became rich, some lived in poverty. In America you have opportunity to become whatever you strive to be and accomplish anything you have the ambition to do. Trying to erase history isn’t going to change the past, it is just going to take away the right to let your children and grandchildren to have their rights. If Japan would have won the war, our lives would have changed, or if Germany won the war, our lives would have been changed, If the Indians would have won the war, our lives would have been changed, and if the civil war would have been won by the South, There would still be slavery. Why can’t people live and let live and live for today without trying to tear down America? This is my opinion, and if you have a different opinion fine, but common sense says ruining, burning, killing and rioting and destroying our police protection isn’t the smart plan.

  37. They were certainly “consulted” when they accepted the $150,000,000 for the land.

  38. I am of Pima/Mexican descent and I totally agree with you… Trump is exactly the perfect example of the European that came and pillaged this land NOT what we needed EVER

  39. Let’s not forget that Indian tribes killed each other too!! This is the United States. If you don’t like it, leave it.
    The Sioux are building a monument too. If they destroy Mt. Rushmore, then theirs should be destroyed too. My aunt was part Native American but she thought that the Left was crazy. Not all Native Americans think alike.

  40. AND, the Sioux stole the land from another Indian Tribe while they raped pillaged and murdered. This was the nature of the tribes that continue crying OUR LAND. Pathetic!

  41. For crying out loud, please consider taking a pair of Vice Grips and kindly remove the all caps button from your keyboard. Bless your heart.

  42. HEY JULIAN SHUT THE PHUC UP. I,AM SURE YOU GOT UR SHARE OF ANY MONIES THE MT RUSHMORE SITE HAS MADE .. GO PLAY IN UR CASINO

  43. I am curious as to how the standard of living has changed with the Casinos, and how much would change if tourism was cut drastically due to no gambling? I have always felt bad about how the Native Americans were treated, and was glad when they built the casinos that benefited the tribal nations!

  44. So you want our statues and memorials removed because they offend you ?
    Well guess what ? YOU offend us ! Perhaps we can permanently remove you !
    I have read about another monument being carved from a mountain. I’m not sure that I remember the correct name but I think that it is a statue of Chief Crazy Horse. Should that statue also be removed because after all it is just another statue.

  45. They were not the true indigenous people in North America, as the Clovis people preceeded them by over10,000 years. The ancestors of the Sioux came here around 8,000 years ago from Asia after they had wiped out all fo the game. Perhaps they need to apologize for being the true invaders.

  46. How about the Clovis people, who were there centuries ahead of them? Fossil evidence shows that the Clovis people came here from Europe around 18,000 years ago. They found a skeleton on the Kenewick River that predated the indians, who, if fleshed out, would look like John Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise. The Kennewick tribe tried unseccessfully to keep the discovery. The Sioux were the descendants of Asians who invaded North America after they had killed all of the game there.

  47. You don’t blow up history or it will blow up our future. You learn from it. I am sorry that a Sioux chief face is not on mount Rushmore but get over it!

  48. IF THE PEOPLE WANT TO GET “RID” OF STATUES……..THAT WOULD MEAN…….”ALL” STATUES……..INDIAN, CIVIL RIGHTS, WAR, ARTISTS, ETC;…….JUST WIPE THEM ALL OUT ……”DON’T” BE RACIST…..AND PICK AND CHOOSE?????????????

  49. SIOUX……ALL INDIAN TRIBES SHOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE THIS CULTURE …CLOSE BY……IF THEY WOULD STOP AND CHECK THE FACTS………THEY WOULD SEE THAT YOU SIMPLY “CANNOT ERASE THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INSTEAD OF BEING “PROUD”…….THEY WANT TO REVERT BACK TO WHATEVER THEY THINK SHOULD BE……..”NO ONE CAN TURN THE CLOCK BACK!!!!!!!!…..EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND TRY TO CREATE THE BEST WE CAN…….”WITHOUT VIOLENCE”!!!!!!! HASN’T THERE BEEN “ENOUGH” OF THAT IN THE PAST????????? LETS WAKE UP, YOU ARE NOT MAKING IT BETTER WITH TODAY’S “VIOLENCE”. NO GOOD COMES FROM “VIOLENCE”!!!!!!!! HISTORY TELLS US THAT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. A patriotic background for a lying, islam promoting, muslim fraud. ….. “Crickets”
    Another patriotic background for a rousing speech by a sexual deviate, rapist, with a damp cigar…….. more crickets.
    But a patriotic speech by a man who brought the United States to the highest respect among nations and the lowest unemployment figures for EVERYONE in recorded history ; The guy who found the “Magic Wand” the muslim fraud said it would take to bring jobs to America, and we get outrage, and looting, burning and murdering criminals brought to sainthood.

    Do you think there may be something political in this outrage ? Just wondering.

  51. At the time is was done, The Native people were not consulted. It was their land but no on in the country cared that the land was not the US government’s land. It was Lakota land

  52. Leave it alone,it is a monument and it is history

  53. How about the other monument to the Sioux, I think it is called Crazy Horse. That statue that was not completed because the artist passed Why didn’t the Sioux have it finished? Will you do away with that also? How many people even know about it. The past is the past, you can not erase it, just learn from it.

  54. Regardless of what has happened in the Past (Time that has gone by) ie HISTORY I as a White American Am Sick of all this BullCrap and refuses to sit idly on the sidelines and get trampled on. For every action there is a Reaction!!!

  55. You live free on government property, your get tax free money every month. You make thousands each day in your tax free casinos the government gave you. You have lived with for how many years and now your complaining. Why didn’t you open your fat mouth when it got started. Because your looking at how much publicity and maybe you can get the government to pay you for having it there. You are a bunch of lazy no good people that sit around drinking all day. So give it and shut up

  56. Well pilgrims this land is your land this land is my land from California to the etc … So as many contend to destroy and destabilize the mt Rushmore: are still fighting the American dream of a United States a republic for which it stands one nation under GOD indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Even cochees realized that and Geronimo himself wanted peace of mind and spirit to deal with the pain of life so his family members could grow and prosper. Who owns Seminole casinos and smoke shops?

  57. Carol, it is time that all our various clans & tribesmen, all migrants from around the world Unite as One People. But the Black Hills do belong to the Oglala Sioux via broken Treaties. The LaKota should have full access and all legal rights afforded them. America is a melting pot of many nations. And yet, not even Native AMERICANS are Truly Native of which they proclaim. Instead, their ancestors were migrants from Asia that followed the migration of herds over the Bering Straits, a land bridge from Russia to Alaska. They became land locked/trapped with the shifting of the world’s seven (7) continents who now reside on the North American Continent. Native Americans are not a sovereign race of their own but are of Mongoloid descent, one of five (5) of the world great races (Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Capoid, & Australoid).
    Now, not only a just deed but The Right Deed would be that our government reconvey the Black Hills back over to the Sioux with stipulation that not only they don’t destroy Mt. Rushmore but that they agree to preserve it by charging tourists a fair entrance fee. Such revenues will encourage the Sioux who have greatly benefited from the European Westward Expansion themselves. In addition, such revenues will discourage further building of casinos that promote gambling, smoking of tobacco as well as the consumption of alcohol. Such vices are not only cost prohibitive for the majority of households but damaging to our public health, only causing healthcare insurance to soar out of control.

  58. You know, if we tear down all the statues, and historical objects that make us the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, we will not have ANYTHING left for us to remind us what made our country! I guess we have to be a war torn country, and new home of lawlessness!

  59. Carol, it is time that all our various clans & tribesmen, all migrants from around the world Unite as One People. But the Black Hills do belong to the Oglala Sioux via broken Treaties. The LaKota should have full access and all legal rights afforded them. America is a melting pot of many nations. And yet, not even Native AMERICANS are Truly Native of which they proclaim. Instead, their ancestors were migrants from Asia that followed the migration of herds over the Bering Straits, a land bridge from Russia to Alaska. They became land locked/trapped with the shifting of the world’s seven (7) continents who now reside on the North American Continent. Native Americans are not a sovereign race of their own but are of Mongoloid descent, one of five (5) of the world great races (Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Capoid, & Australoid).
    Now, not only a just deed but The Right Deed would be that our government reconvey the Black Hills back over to the Sioux with stipulation that not only they don’t destroy Mt. Rushmore but that they agree to preserve it by charging tourists a fair entrance fee. Such revenues will encourage the Sioux who have greatly benefited from the European Westward Expansion themselves. In addition, such revenues will discourage further building of casinos that promote gambling, smoking of tobacco as well as the consumption of alcohol. Such vices are not only cost prohibitive for the majority of households but damaging to our public health, only causing healthcare insurance to soar out of control.

  60. Governor Noem. Thank God for you and your stand. If you need any help defending your state and Monuments, send word to Tennessee. I’ll stand with you, and fight by your side!!!

  61. People need to know history even American Indian history before they fill sorry for the Sioux.

    Please the “poor” Sioux Nation committed genicide when they destroyed the Cheyenne Nation to take over that land where Mt Rushmore now stands.

    It wasn’t their’s to begin with. They stole it from the Cheyenne while attempting to wipe out the Cheyenne Nation.

  62. Doesn’t our government use our income taxes to support financially various Indian tribes? Do they not have “laws of their own on the reservations? And they are welcome to have equal opportunity if they leave the reservations and join the rest of us citizens for schooling, work, pprosperity and play.

  63. If the Sioux were SMART about this, they would try to CAPITALIZE (like $$$ ? – much smarter BUSINESS sense on this!) on all of it. That MONUMENT ISN’T going away. Celebrate it, and see how well you’ll do. I think that the SIOUX nation would benefit from this if it was done WISELY, instead of Left Wing Liberal STUPIDLY. One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  64. A very true statement, same with treaties written the 1830’s to 1860’s. yet, the native people have just been willing to go along with what the past government leaders would give them. most of which is these so-called tribal leaders get the steaks while throwing hamburger to their members. I have seen this ever since I was a kid in Minnesota.
    The white earth people would elect the guy with the whiskey bottle.

  65. Thats the way it is. Problem with it? I will by you a ticket.

  66. Beautifully stated ! I agree 100%.

  67. Why don’t you read a history book sfb ,then you will know all about how this land was acquired .

  68. I understand the Indian Nation being upset with the white men. Back in the days when whites where in control were different times. Yes they had an attitude of superiority that was normal in that era. No qualms about cheating the natives or the blacks. Nowadays it’s discrimination and there are laws against it. I also understand that there was some restitution paid to the Indian Nations but I assume it was not enough. How could it ever be enough? White men stole the land of the people that were here before! If Spain & England had not decided to cross the ocean there would be no American continent. Yes…….. there would be. Sooner or later somebody from over there would have travelled from those lands n eventually would have reached rich new land and different looking people ! The same would have happened just with different people at different times with different names. A form of evolution 🙂

  69. Really? The Indians who suddenly are offended, do not seem to be offended when taking American tax money for which they seem to do little to nothing except complain. If the indians do not like the decisions of this country like everyone else in this country, they are free to leave at any time – Mexico, Canada, etc are close by.

  70. Really? The Indians who suddenly are offended, do not seem to be offended when taking American tax money for which they seem to do little to nothing except complain. If the indians do not like the decisions of this country like everyone else in this country, they are free to leave at any time – Mexico, Canada, etc are close by.

  71. The great Sioux nation had been there for years. Then the whites came and conquered them and now the Sioux complain. Who did the Sioux take it from? Maybe they should be complaining about the Sioux. Same for all the other tribes. There was ALWAYS someone there before them that they took it from. Treat all people equally and fairly and stop all the blaming and whining.

  72. Do you think we should evacuate America.? Why haven’t you done so? I believe the Sioux tribe made a settlement of 150 million for that land.

  73. My guess is that the Sioux profit mightily from the tourists who visit the monument? How many who are employed at or own businesses at the site would be out of work.

  74. How do we know that the Sioux Nation was the original occupier of this land? It is possible that their history might tell how they also attacked and killed other indigenous peoples to win ownership of this land. Maybe, their history is not too much unlike our own.

    It is so hard to paint our history with a present day brush. Not everything that happened in the past is good and squeaky clean. Different times, called for different solutions. We need to learn from both the good and the bad of our history, not destroy it!

  75. Amen 🙏 you said it straight !!!!! If YOU DONT LIKE IT HERE “ LEAVE”. Nobody is making you stay !!!!! GET OUT NOBODY WANTS YOU HERE TO DESTROY OUR, MY HISTORY !!! I have family and ancestors who fought in many wars, Civil War, War between states, Confrderate, Vietnam, World War 1, World War 2, Korean War . All to protect our Country , so you thugs , crooks, selfish brats, out there destroying everything if you don’t like our, my President, My History LEAVE DO NOT COME BACK , DO NOT LOOK BACK !!!!! STOP DESTROYING EVERYTHING !!!’ If it doesn’t stop I hope President Trump brings in the National Guard , MILITARY SOLDIERS TO KICK EVERYONE OF YOU OUT !!!!! The land was stolen or took away from the Indians but they have lived here, peacefully . That was hundreds of years ago this is now, IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE SND YOU WANT TO FIGHT, GO TO IRAQ, IRAN, AFGANISTAN AND FIGHT OVER THERE !!!!

  76. I went there and was not impressed. But I don’t believe in tearing it down. Instead, they should make a tribute to the Sioux Nation but putting their great chiefs and/or other great Sioux on the mountain. They deserve a place in history to be remembered too.

  77. Don’t stop supporting the Indians; only a relative few are complaining. Just remember that lies are loud, truth is quiet. My dad supported the Indian schools up in South Dakota for nearly my entire life, and when he died, I received all the little gifts he was given for Christmas each years. None were expensive, just homemade, but he saved them for the entire 50+ years he donated money for their education, heating, electricity, cleaner water, etc. He met many of them, and loved those children like his own. The children haven’t done anything to hurt anyone; only SOME of the adults did. Your skills and caring as a nurse was truly a gift to people in need; whether or not some decide to reject it doesn’t make the gift any less of a gift. Don’t allow someone’s rejection define you, or you risk wasting it all, and for what? That’s what some of these angry, jealous people want.

  78. Are there other mountains near the vicinity of Mt. Rushmore? How about carving the faces of historic Native American leaders both historic and modern if possible on another mountain. This way the native history and pride would be commemorated without destroying the present sculptures.

  79. I wonder how many years has that monument been there now suddenly it’s a great sign of disrespect give me a fucking break!

  80. Which history book said invaders would understand the language of the Sioux in order to consult with them? Were their laws given to the invaders to make sure they were kept? You are perpetrating your own lies.

  81. If the native people had wanted to work out the living arrangements early on they could have don’t preach to me about rape murder stealing causing undo harm the native people were knee deep in it it there is no deception and lies the only deception is there is over a billion dollars that native people can have to use to get their people out of poverty and alcoholism but they won’t use it you just want to bitch about the past instead of trying to improve the future it’s like black folks and Demorats your leaders want to keep you in bondage so they can be in power and b your ruler

  82. After the way the government massacred babies, old women, old men, women, and children, it should be up to native Americans, who by the way, were Americans before there was an America, deserve the right to make the decision!
    Above all other minorities in America, they were harmed the worst! We should be forever ashamed!

  83. Indians or Native Americans may have been the first to live on the land we now consider North America but they migrated from Asia when the land was still connected to North America. Native Americans are of the Mongoloid race such as the Chinese, Japanese, etc. We only have 3 races. You are either Mongoloid, Caucasoid, or Negroid. Then there are many Nationalities among the 3 groups.

    My family is from a Scandinavian country and we did not arrive here until the early 1900’s. I ask, do I have more rights than the people who came here after me because I was here before them? Seems ironic that Native Americans and the Hispanic border crashers of today have more rights than me. In other words, the first in and the last in deserve preferential treatment. That’s a twist.

  84. I understand the Sioux Nation is upset that the faces of Presidents are on their land and they have been mistreated and lied to and have lived in poverty because of the white man but, these faces are also a part of our heritage and should be left alone. Eventually Mother Nature will bring them down and with as little destruction as possible. Which is why Mount Rushmore should not be bombed as it will destroy so much of the land and may even hurt or kill some of the Sioux people that live near there. LEAVE IT ALONE AND LET MOTHER NATURE TAKE CARE OF IT IN TIME

  85. The sacred Black Hills of South DaKota should be given back to the Oglala Sioux, the “RIGHTFUL” Owners via broken treaties. However, a caveat should be added that prohibits the destruction of Mt. Rushmore, but instead allows this magnificent indigenous people to capitalize upon it’s historical significance by continuing to charge a gate fee as opposed to constructing gambling casinos that tempt the less fortunate out of their hard earned incomes and allow smoking of tobacco and the consumption of alcohol that are not only monetarily cost prohibitive but also run the high risk of poor health.

  86. Leave our history alone. I am a Native American.

  87. They ran into trouble at Little Big Horn.

  88. Are Native Americans allowed to vote for U.S. Candidates? Are they themselves nominated for elections to U.S. Government Offices? Are the members of the Sioux Nation which is a sovereign nation considered Citizens of the U. S.?
    If the answers to these questions is “Yes” then why are they protesting the existence of a Monument of Past Presidents of this Nation? If they are permitted to VOTE in our elections, in order to have representation by our elected Officials, why are they protesting our history?

  89. Sooooooo, buy or take back the Mt. Rushmore area and the they won’t have to bitch about it then!

  90. All they have to do is build a casino to which the white people will flock.

  91. As a Native American I can not support the tearing down of this or any monument. Tearing it down will not change what has happened; it is history, good and bad. It does hurt but it is a reminder to do better for ourselves to the point where we are self-sufficient.

  92. Why do those overly sensitive morons think they can erase history by destroying monuments? Everything that has happened, or made, was for a reason. I seriously doubt there was any malicious intent when the people decided to carve out the images of 4 presidents there in the Black Hills, nor did they mean any disrespect. To destroy it would be the ultimate in kowtowing to IDIOTS and SNOWFLAKES. As for the Sioux, tell them to GET OVER IT. If they’re offended, tell them to avoid looking at it.

  93. YES IT IS SO EASY TO POINT THE FINGER AT THIS PERSON OR THAT. BUT REMEMBER IT WAS THE CHIEFS IN THE TRIBES IN AFRICA THAT WAS SELLING THEIR PEOPLE TO CAPTAINS OF SHIPS FOR A PROFIT INTO SLAVERY. ALSO PLEASE KNOW AMERICA WAS NOT THE FIRST TO DO SLAVERY NOR IS THE LAST. OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE HAD SLAVES FOR YEARS INCLUDING IN THE COUNTRY OF AFRICANS . THE INDIANS TOOK WHITES AS SLAVES PLUS.
    THIS IS WHY HISTORY IS SO IMPORTANT IF YOU GET THE CORRECT HISTORY. KNOW THAT NO ONE WAS OR IS PERFECT. BUT IT IS UP TO US MODERN TIME TO CORRECT THE PAST. BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA ARE NOT FOR THAT THEY ARE RUN BY GEORGE SOROS WHO PAYS THEM TO DESTROY OUR AMERICA. THESE PEOPLE THAT DO HIS WILL ARE NOT TRUE AMERICANS BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE BRAIN WASHED BY THE CURRENT SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT THE DEMOCRATS CREATED IN OUR AMERICA. REMEMBER READYING, WRITING,, AND ARITHMETIC. HISTORY SOCIAL STUDIES, AND GOVERNMENT CLASSES. WELL ALL THINGS OF THE PASS. PROFESSORS OR I SHOULD SAY SO CALLED PROFESSORS GAVE COLLEGE CREDITS TO THOSE GOING OUT PROTESTING. GOT IT PEOPLE GET A CLUE. THE LEFT HAS BEEN TRYING TO DESTROY THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION AND THE CONSTITUTION FOR MANY YEARS NOW.
    IT IS WAY PAST TIME FOR THE SILENT MAJORITY TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY, RESTORE LAW AND ORDER AND GET RID OF THOSE WHO OPPOSE OUR LAWS AND CONSTITUTION INCLUDING THOSE THAT WANT OR PRACTICE SHARI LAW. NO MORE THIS IS AMERICAN AND YOU CAME HERE TO BE A PART OF IT AND IF YOU WANT TO INDOCTRINATE ALL OF AMERICA TO YOUR BELIEFS WHERE YOU CAME FROM THEN GO BACK THERE. PEOPLE ARE TO COME TO AMERICA TO BE A PART OF IT NOT TO ESTABLISH A DIFFERENT CULTURE OF THEIR OWN.
    AS PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT SAID ” YOU CAN ONLY BE LOYAL TO 1, ONE FLAG, ONE CONSTITUTION, ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE. AND IF NOT DO NOT COME HERE.!”
    SO IT IS TIME TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD OR GO TO WHERE IN THE WORLD THEY HAVE THE SAME VALVES AS YOU DO IF OURS HERE IN AMERICA DOES NOT SUIT YOU. BUT KNOW DO NOT WAKE ‘A SLEEPING TIGER” AS WE AMERICANS ONLY TAKE SO MUCH.
    CAROL DAVIS

  94. Isn’t it strange that NOBODY had any complaints or protests when the ‘great’ Obama, the Clintons, sleepy Joe, Bernie Sanders and about 15 presidents came to visit this site? Obviously, it wasn’t offensive until just the last 3 years? Anyone see a connections to libs & dems?

  95. Do you still live in America? Perhaps living in a different country with different laws and freedom of speech would help clarify the perspective of the privileges we do have as Americans. Many of us are and have been troubled by the historical treatment of the native Americans and Blacks and other races but we are all Americans and learning from those mistakes and having a honest discussion on how to move forward should be the objective instead of hateful statements. Is there a good reason for you or anyone who doesn’t believe in America to come here or stay here? You have the freedom to live wherever you want.

  96. If it’s revenues for tourism could be recovered from local tribes were allocated for a no state property tax for all who live there would be a win/win . Then by all means blow it up ,but revenues will be collected for all of time by those wanting to destroy history.

  97. I will never send money to support the Indian schools again. Shame on these leaders trying to cause problem . I took care of the Indian children as a nurse for years now they do this.

  98. I am Sioux myself and if it was this big of a deal our tribes would have done something a long time ago. Sorry, but I do not side with them and they need to get over this and move on.
    I am so tired of the whining by every minority group and I am a minority!

  99. where is the us army cavalry when you need them!

  100. They LOST the war, that is why we speak English and not Sioux !

  101. Why are you ranting on about something that has been there for years and your just now finding it offending? I find you offending being an ancestor of Indians that massacred innocent people in return your people because of savage massacres of innocent people it was returned to you in 100 fold?? Why are you crying wolf now when the Democrats are the ones to blame?? Get your history right before you put the blame on someone!! The blame belongs to your ancestors for what has happened to you?? They sold you out to the white man just like the black race did?? Don’t blame whites for you alls failure “blame your own people”!!

  102. Be glad we didn’t completely exterminate your subspecies

  103. To all my Brothers and Sisters, we are at a cross roads in The Future for our great Nation,
    I don’t pretend to share or even understand the pain or the on going disrespect that such a monument
    Would bring to further open the divide between us and the indigenous American Peoples.
    I as a human being that chooses to neglect and erase the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them, My Heart for our Nation as a people.
    May we find common ground through clarity of intentional sought actions and mutual respect. Bringing to action, in all the peoples of this great nation a spirit of Compassion and Tolerance through Forgiveness. To truly heal the wounds and scars of the atrocities of our past, as a Nation we share in the responsibilities of our History in both the dubious and the glorious. As we too share in the responsibilities of the future of our Great Nation.
    Daniel Hicks Sr.

  104. I agree with all of the above. Maybe the Native Americans should demand to have everything handed over to them like the spoiled rotten protesters do. Shame on all of the ones who join in on horrible movement.

  105. History is History. It’s in the past! You can’t change it, you can only learn from it. The thugs and rioters obviously will never learn from their mistakes as they just keep repeating their lawlessness across our GREAT COUNTRY! You hate the USA, then leave!!! I’ll help you’s pack! I Even got a row boat and map with directions on how to get China from here! Oops, sorry no life jackets! You want to play WAR games, then go play some real WAR games in IRAQ, IRAN or AFGHANISTAN. Come back to the USA in a few years and then tell us what a bad place this is! Get your ass out of Momma’s apron, Daddy’s wallet and make something of yourself.

  106. Did anyone consult with the Sioux nation before they built it? The invaders from Europe have taken over country they came upon, not discovered, pillaged the land, raped the women, killed any resisters, and then worked to make themselves look like they’ve improved and enhanced the lands they’ve stolen. Such preposterous lies and deception they’ve perpetrated for centuries. All of this land called America, north, central, and south all belonged to the indigenous people who were there when they arrived. Stop all of the deception and lies. Reality has been shown what the invaders did on this continent and all others they came upon. You can disagree all you want, but there are correct history books that will verify all of what I’ve said.
    Shahid

  107. What will destroying I solve? The Oglala Sioux deserve reparations more than the blacks. They had their land taken away by force. You don’t see them going around killing each other, violently protesting, rioting and looting. You can’t change the past, history but don’t repeat it.

  108. True, people choose to destroy history by destroying monuments like they want to destroy Stone Mountain in Georgia. You can’t change history but don’t repeat it.

  109. Leave it alone! It is history! Not ALL history is beautiful yet perhaps much can be learned by history!
    God Bless America
    And God Bless ALL Indian nations!
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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