Family’s Mount Rushmore Photo Goes Viral

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 3rd, 2017 Last Updated on: July 17th, 2018

When the Internet gets worked up you can bet there will be some entertaining back and forth yelling amongst its users.

Take this recent photo that was posted both on Facebook and Twitter by some self-proclaimed conservatives who added their own captions.

Now this photo got some conservatives riled up, but most people pointed out that this family looked Native, not from another country.

And Twitter definitely went in on this guy, using his exact words but flipping the image.

Ahhh yes, twitter gold right here. Check out the original post on twitter or check out these articles on Wonkette and DailyKos.

And I'll leave you with this billboard recently seen in the wild:

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Disrespectful and ignorant. GTFO!!!

Andrew Glazier

Freedom of expression. Remember?
Much love to all my native friends. Compared to what was done to them, a gesture is nothing bad.

bill casteel

Does anyone know a doctored up photo when they see one..I zoomed this foto in another window tab and its as plain as the noses on their face and the presidents carved behind them this has been photoshopped in.. The shadows on Mt. Rushmore nose (et el) are dark with none beneath the natives posed here. Be wiser than this WiseGuy_wes27 who FAKED this.


How i learned from smoking mountain tenn it Hit me alot I was just had feeling i asked my Dad why we take this Lands from Indians so my Dad took me meet Chief it was amazing when i told Idians Im sorry U know what Chef put his hands and Speak Language and told my dad Now he knew why i was speech less i never forget This but when i dreamed i was eagle soared all over lands i was figure out why Indian want Thier lands be clean healthy future now I dont Blamed Indian im support them Period!

Grumpy Young Man

People act like Indiands lived in a perfect peaceful utopia before Europeans arrived. Wrong… they killed each other all the time and fought over land. Europeans should up more equipped and when they should up, natives lost. Flash forward and everyone is boo hoo and now rewriting history to make Americans the savages. You fight, you loose.


And you guys say Mexicans should learn to speak English

Edward Howe

Yeah if I can find the picture of me flipping the finger at Rushmore when I was at Sturgis and if You ever seen tht movie were he throws “the red oil base paint” I would do it in a minute!!!


To my fellow sue members thiers a war a brewing in this country ! We must take the sideline approach for survival as a people’culture,race , survival, for family! For my cousins at fort Yates please keep low key! For survival! Last yr u made an impact it affected us family members financially off the Rez even if we’re not registered an adopted to my cousins we must take a neutral factor for survival ! It is what it is ! I’ve realize the action of family members affect all ! Ure assume but damn !! Let’s not make this fight are fight stay neutral ! Like switzerland a neutral zone !

Malcolm J. Brenner

As somebody who lived among and reported on Native Americans for a decade, I don’t blame them. Our country’s policy, from 1492 to the Eisenhower administration, was one of genocide towards Native Americans and their way of life.

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To be Native is to love, not hate. We can not change what is behind us so why focus so much energy in looking back? We (all people) need to walk with love inour hearst and act with compassion.


Finally, someone got it right. Bigotry and racism is living in ALL races, and should stop. We can’t change the horrible thinking of the past, but we can for the future.

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