The selection of Mount Rushmore as the location of the memorial was no less controversial than the proposed Needles site. The United States seized the area -- which had been granted to the Lakota ... more 
The selection of Mount Rushmore as the location of the memorial was no less controversial than the proposed Needles site. The United States seized the area -- which had been granted to the Lakota people in perpetuity in 1868 -- from the tribe after the Great Sioux War of 1876.October 31 marks the 70th anniversary of Mount Rushmore's completion. Photo: FPG/Getty Images less 
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