Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota. It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands! The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!
Luqaiot - Kittitas c.1907-1930 by Edward S. Curtis. The North American Indian Photography of Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication "The North American Indian" presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, & his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian. The Smithsonian Libraries holds a complete set of this work.
In honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow