Some Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

South Dakota News June 29, 2020

author:

Some Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

BLACK HILLS, S.D. | By STEPHEN GROVES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore is angering some Native Americans, who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them.

Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for President Trump’s July 3 visit, part of his “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployment and social unrest. But it comes amid a national reckoning over racism and a reconsideration of the symbolism of monuments around the globe.

Many Native American activists say the Rushmore memorial is as reprehensible as the many Confederate monuments being toppled around the nation.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.