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Mount Rushmore

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

The History of Mount Rushmore

See Mount Rushmore photographed without the famous faces.