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!
Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle. Born 1820 in what is now Rainier Beach. After the 1855 treaty when all Native Americans had to leave Seattle; Angeline remained in a small waterfront cabin on Western Avenue, near what is now the Pike Place Market, selling handwoven baskets at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.
Outlawed! African spiritual practices in the 18th & 19th centuries were associated with slave revolts. Enslaved Africans believed that the practices gave them spiritual protection. The colonialists enacted a series of laws over the years preventing traditional worship. Christian missionaries went even further by declaring all aspects of these traditions as the work of the devil.