Crazy Horse Memorial

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On to the Crazy Horse Memorial.  This is a privately funded, rather than a State or Federally funded site.  The Indians asked the sculptor to create a memorial to the American Indian.  It was begun back in 1947 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski who believed in the free enterprise system. He felt it should be a non-profit educational and cultural, humanitarian project built by the interested public, not the taxpayer.  Today, his wife and 7 of his 10 children have continued the work. The difference between here and Mt. Rushmore is amazing.  No guards, and the people who are working here are doing so, actually working. But the buildings are neat, clean, modern and attractive. The souvenirs are priced lower than at any Nat. Park, and are the same quality. Local Indian artists are there to create and sell their wonderful work.  We spent much more time here looking at artifacts, Indian items, and just being relaxed.

The only shame here is that, unfortunately, it will take so long to complete the work that none of us living now will get to see its completion.

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Crazy Horse Memorial Sights & Attractions review
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially began this project in 1948 to honor the culture, tradition and living heri… read entire review
Crazy Horse Memorial
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