Just two days after the Democrat Party’s official twitter account deleted a post claiming that the historic landmark is “glorifying white supremacy.” The liberal magazine, The Guardian -which was founded by a pro-slave confederate supporting rich guy from England – and the New York Times have attacked the landmark.
A few days ago the Democrat Party posted:
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. he’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore – a region once sacred to tribal communities.”
June 29, 2020, 9:57 PM ET
The moment the Democrat Party attacked Mount Rushmore, which features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, as a symbol of white supremacy. pic.twitter.com/0jUipkcB2h
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) June 30, 2020
In the deleted post by the Democrats, they link and article from The Guardian cited Native American leaders that don’t want the President to come:
Trump’s visit to the huge site that commemorates four US presidents was a violation of the historic treaties that the US government had signed with Native Americans that were meant to govern the sacred Black Hills, the Oglala Sioux president, Julian Bear Runner said, adding that Trump should have asked permission for the trip from the seven Sioux tribal governments.
“The lands on which that mountain is carved and the lands he’s about to visit belong to the Great Sioux nation under a treaty signed in 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and I have to tell him he doesn’t have permission from its original sovereign owners to enter the territory at this time,” Bear Runner said.
In 1870 the treaty was broken and in 1980 the US Supreme Court upheld a ruling that more than $100 million should be given in compensation for the seizure to the Lakota’s.
On Wednesday the New York Times decided to jump in as well they wrote:
Mount Rushmore was built on land that belonged to the Lakota tribe and sculpted by a man who had strong bonds with the Ku Klux Klan. It features the faces of 2 U.S. presidents who were slaveholders.
The piece then quoted Native American activists that want the monument closed for good:
Mount Rushmore needs to be closed as a national monument, and the land itself needs to be returned to the Indigenous people,” said a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and the president of NDN Collective, an Indigenous activist group.
The Guardian | The New York Times