Mount Rushmore [Six Grandfathers Mountain] is known as a shrine to democracy. However, the other side of its story demonstrates the lack of understanding and respect shown to the Native people who inhabited Paha Sapa for generations prior to European arrival.
The Native Americans found their inspiration in the midst of nature. They associated literally everything with the traits of other living creatures, including birth symbols. This AstrologyBay article consists of the 12 Native American astrological signs and their meanings. These signs are nothing but animal totems, each identifying with the traits of the people born under them.