STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Is there a place for American Indian exhibits at Mount Rushmore?
In one of Oglala Lakota newspaperman Tim Giago's most recent columns (published today in The Daily Republic) he mentioned the American Indian speakers and exhibits that were started at Mount Rushmore ... Posted on 4/26/10 at 8:47 AM
Twenty years ago I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show with Michael Haney and Suzanne Harjo to talk about the use of Native Americans as mascots for America’s fun and games. It was the first time in television history that a major talk show allowed Native Americans to openly discuss why we do not appreciate our use as mascots for sports.
Indian law, sovereignty and jurisdiction are not “one size fits all” issues in Indian country. There are too many variations in how different states view the Indian nations within their borders and even in how the federal government treats issues of Indian sovereignty.
Custer met his demise on June 25, 1876, two years after he discovered gold in the Black Hills, a discovery that precipitated the deadly battles to follow and led to the eventual theft of the He’ Sapa (Black Hills) by the United States government.
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