My land are where my dead lie buried
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1939 Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski won first for his marble portrait "Paderewski:
Study of an Immortal" witch prompted him to Crazy Horse in the Black
Hills. He also received a letter from Chief Standing Bear, saying the Sioux
Indians wanted a powerful memorial like Mt. Rushmore that would remind the
world "that the Red Man has great heroes to."
In 1940 Ziolkowski visits Chief Standing Bear and learns a lot about Crazy Horse. Ziolkowski builds a clay model of Crazy Horse.
In 1941-1942 Ziolkowski sculpted a 13 1/2 ft. statue of Crazy Horse to give to West Hartford Conn. Look at the Crazy Horse Web Page for more info. www.crazyhorse.org
The sculptor died in 1982. Ruth, his wife and his family kept working with Crazy Horse. Many Native American artists and craftsman created their artwork at the Memorial during the summer. Near Crazy Horse is a full service buffet, lounge, gift shop, music show, village, museum, and a campground/RV park. Crazy Horse is very popular.
Crazy Horse mountain crew used explosive engineering carefully and safely to shape Crazy Horse's head. Since the face of the monument in 1998, the work was focused on keeping out the horse's head. A dozen of benches were cut out around the horse's head. Benches blocked out the head within 20 ft. Final surface roads for the heavy equipment to drill holes, loading explosives, and to remove lose rocks.
Crazy Horse Memorial is the largest sculpture in South Dakota and is still in progress. It is located in the Black Hills in South Dakota on the U.S. Highway 16/385 17 miles southwest of Mt. Rushmore. Crazy Horse is located near Custer. Crazy Horse's work begin in1948. Contrast is between finished and and rough. Crazy Horse is a lot like Mt. Rushmore, because of the metamorophic rocks around them.
Crazy Horse Once said "My land are where my dead lie buried."
|Sturgis, South Dakota|