Crazy Horse Memorial
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument in the Black
Hills of South Dakota, in the form of Crazy Horse, an Oglala
Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the
The monument has been in progress for over fifty years and
is still far from completion; if finished, it will be the
world's largest sculpture.
The memorial consists of the mountain carving, the Indian
Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural
center. The monument is being carved out of Thunderhead
Mountain on land considered sacred by some Native Americans,
between Custer and Hill City, roughly 8 miles away from
Mount Rushmore. The sculpture's final dimensions will be 641
feet wide and 563 feet high. By comparison, the heads of Mt.
Rushmore are 60 feet high; the head of Crazy Horse will be
87 feet high.
Photo 637, Sept 2007