Saturday, July 29, 2006

Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills of South Dakota

Next, we toured the world’s largest mountain carving, the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear invited Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to crave Crazy Horse, and this colossal carving was begun on June 3, 1948. My first two pictures show the mountain carving in progress, on which the 87 foot high face of Crazy Horse has been completed. The memorial will stand 563 feet high when it is finished. My third photo shows the scale model used for the craving with the mountain in the distance a mile away. The scale model is at the Visitors Center. The other two photos were also taken from the Visitors Center which houses the Indian Museum of North America. We enjoyed seeing the rare artifacts and beautiful works of art and learning more about the Native Americans. Anne

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