Crazy Horse Memorial

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 distance.

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

Crazy Horse Memorial detail

Photo 637d, Sept 2007

Crazy Horse Memorial, sculpture and model of finished version

Photo 638, Sept 2007

Crazy Horse Memorial, model of final version

Photo 646, Sept 2007

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