Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

 

"My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too." These are the words Chief Henry Standing Bear wrote to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1939 urging him to visit the Black Hills and carve a mountain sculpture honoring Native Americans.

Ziolkowski began carving Crazy Horse Memorial in 1948. Decades later, his family continues the dream, and work progresses on the world's largest mountain sculpture. When finished, Crazy Horse will stand 641 feet long and 563 feet high.

The Crazy Horse Memorial campus also features the Welcome Center, the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Educational & Cultural Complex. There are extensive exhibits, as well as artisans from many tribes who help explain the living cultures of North America's indigenous people.

 

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