47 Years Ago: Native Activists Occupied Mount Rushmore to Protest Treaty Violations
In 1970, 23 Native activists scaled the presidential monument and renamed it “Crazy Horse Mountain” in protest of the U.S. government’s control of land it previously granted to the Sioux.
Police Kill Mentally Ill Native American Man, Protestors Demand Justice
Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, 35, a Lakota Sioux man. Officers say they shot him after he came “dangerously close” while holding a long knife, but witnesses say otherwise.