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From the Ted Talk by Ned Blackhawk and Jeffrey D. Means: The dark history of Mount Rushmore

Unscramble the Blue Letters

50 years later, wrkroes began etching into the Lakota’s sacred Six Grandfather’s Mountain. The peorcjt was led by an arrogant sculptor neamd Gutzon Borglum, who had ties to the KKK. A historian oirilanlgy proposed that Mount Rushmore inlcdue wreetsn figures— like Lakota Chief Red Cloud. But Borglum chose to feature his own heroes. By October of 1941, Borglum had died from surgical complications and work seoptpd, though the project was unfinished. None of the four figures had torsos, as intended, and rubble was left piled below.

Open Cloze

50 years later, _______ began etching into the Lakota’s sacred Six Grandfather’s Mountain. The _______ was led by an arrogant sculptor _____ Gutzon Borglum, who had ties to the KKK. A historian __________ proposed that Mount Rushmore _______ _______ figures— like Lakota Chief Red Cloud. But Borglum chose to feature his own heroes. By October of 1941, Borglum had died from surgical complications and work _______, though the project was unfinished. None of the four figures had torsos, as intended, and rubble was left piled below.

Solution

  1. western
  2. include
  3. originally
  4. project
  5. workers
  6. named
  7. stopped

Original Text

50 years later, workers began etching into the Lakota’s sacred Six Grandfather’s Mountain. The project was led by an arrogant sculptor named Gutzon Borglum, who had ties to the KKK. A historian originally proposed that Mount Rushmore include Western figures— like Lakota Chief Red Cloud. But Borglum chose to feature his own heroes. By October of 1941, Borglum had died from surgical complications and work stopped, though the project was unfinished. None of the four figures had torsos, as intended, and rubble was left piled below.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
black hills 7
mount rushmore 4
sioux nation 4
native american 2

Important Words

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