This memorial is a work still in progress, in the Black Hills. Chief Crazy Horse was born in Rapid Creek in the Black Hills of South Daota. Under a flag of truce at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, he was stabbed in the back by and American soldier and died September 6, 1877. He died at the age of 35 (?). Crazy orse defended his people and their way of life in the only way that he knew.
This carving is being done as a memorial to the spirit of Crazy Horse-to his people.
Crazy Horse stated that "My lands are where my dead are buried".
The carving was commisioned in 1948 and is the world's largest carving in progress.
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This first group of pictures will show the young Native Americans performing some of their ancestral dances.
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The following pictures are of the Crazy Horse Memorial, in progress, and of the landscape in the area.