Lakota Sioux

Grey stone carvings of four White men against blue sky and behind green trees

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.