Kill me before my land……………………………Sheltering-in-place #9

In response to Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech

 

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An erasure poem done from an address which Takanta Iyotanka is said to have given to a council at  Powder River in 1877. Reported to Charles Alexander Eastman, available from Charles Alexander Eastman’s Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains. From http://entersection.com/posts/1144-sitting-bull-on-western-civilization, accessed 4 July 2020

He-kha’ka Nang zhe was a negotiator for the Sioux in Washington in 1857.  The photograph is from Native Journeys in American Photography, edited by Jane Alison published by the Barbican Art Gallery, London

 

Other than that I have no words for the desecration performed by Mr. Trump on the 3rd of July, 2020