I've ALWAYS thought this. I mean the audacity to carve massive president heads into a mountain is bad enough. To do it on land that you not long before took from the Native Peoples was rubbing salt in the wound.
"In 1868, men came out and brought papers. We could not read them and they did not tell us truly what was in them. We thought the treaty was to remove the forts and for us to cease from fighting... When I reached Washington, the Great Father explained to me that the interpreters had deceived me. All I want is right and just." - Red Cloud