Travelling. Visit the Mount Rushmore! US Presidents & Lakota Warriors

Travelling. Visit the Mount Rushmore! US Presidents & Lakota Warriors
Isabel del Rio

Travelling. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial & the sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents. Superb! But now, Crazy Horse is there too!

Travelling. Visit the Mount Rushmore! US Presidents & Lakota Warriors

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Ten things you should know about the Mount Rushmore:

1.- The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States.

2.- There, Danish-American Gutzon Borglum (March 25, 1867 – March 6, 1941) and his son, Lincoln Borglum (April 9, 1912 – January 27, 1986) carved the giant heads of four of the most important United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).

3.- They have carved in granite.

4.- Lakota Sioux name is Six Grandfathers.

5.- The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2)[3] and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.

6.- Mount Rushmore is controversial among Native Americans because USA seized the area from Lakota people after the Great Sioux War of 1876.

7.- But the Crazy Horse Memorial is being constructed in the Black Hills to commemorate the famous Native American leader.

Travelling. Visit the Mount Rushmore! US Presidents & Lakota Warriors

Crazy Horse Memorial

8.- The Crazy Horse Memorial depicts Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial was commissioned by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski.

9.- Tourism is South Dakota’s second-largest industry, and Mount Rushmore is the state’s top tourist attraction.

10.- In 1998, electronic monitoring devices were installed to track movement in the topology of the sculpture to an accuracy of 3 mm.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you. Happy New Year 2015!


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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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