Commentary: Standing his ground at Mount Rushmore


When Greenpeace invaded the hallowed grounds of Mount Rushmore, many of the locals started looking for a scapegoat. They found an Indian who, according to their theorizing, was ready made.

Gerard Baker is a tall man of the Mandan-Hidatsa Tribe of North Dakota. His gray braids hang lightly on across his shoulders and he has a ready smile. Last week, as I sat in his office, I watched his staff buzz around him with obvious affection.