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50 Years After Mount Rushmore Occupation, Native Americans Are 'Still Fighting'

Fifty years ago this summer, a group of Native American activists scaled the top of the monument and occupied the area for months to demand the land be returned to the Sioux.
Several Native American groups are expected to protest President Trump and the Fourth of July fireworks show at Mount Rushmore. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Native American groups are protesting President Trump's Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and some are even calling for the removal of the national monument.

Fifty years ago this summer, the sounds of protest were also ringing through the Black Hills of South Dakota. In 1970, a group of Native American activists scaled Mount Rushmore

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