Official tells Indian side of Mt. Rushmore
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD - The huge granite faces of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt evoke the ideals of the country's leaders as America changed from rural republic to world power. To many American Indians, though, the imposing monument in the Black Hills is a painful symbol of treaties broken by the federal government. And they want their story told.
The man doing that is the park's superintendent, Gerard Baker, himself an American Indian who completes his first year on the job May 31. His potential audience is 3 million annually, the number of visitors to the memorial each year.