Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota


Often overlooked in favour of nearby Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial is the world’s largest mountain carving, and when completed, it will depict Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse mounted and pointing into the distance. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski was originally commissioned to create the memorial to all Native Americans. Work commenced in 1948 and is continued to this day by his family, who are committed to complete his life’s work. The family have refused any state or federal funding for the project and all monies for the project are collected at the visitor centre and through private donation.


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