Tribal leaders renew push to remove Mt. Rushmore from sacred land as Trump event nears
July 1, 2020
A Native American tribal leader is calling for Mount Rushmore to be removed, saying it is a reminder “of a country that cannot keep a promise,” news outlets reported.
Harold Frazier, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s chairman, said in a statement Tuesday that Mount Rushmore should be removed ahead of President Donald Trump’s July 4th celebration at the popular tourist site, Native News reported.
“Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land on what the United States calls Mount Rushmore,” Frazier said, according to the news outlet.