Wyoming Fourth-Graders Visit Crazy Horse Memorial
On February 21st, the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s Education Department hosted a group
of seventy fourth-graders from Newcastle, Wyoming. Indian University of North America
Director, Dr. Jason Murray, and Outreach Coordinator, Mr. Cleve Janis, along with graduate
assistant, Ms. Morgan Catlett-Ausborn, shared Native American oral narratives about the origin
and history of dream catchers, showcased various dream catchers within the Museum collection,
and led students and accompanying staff members in making their own dream catchers. The
students and staff also visited the Indian Museum of North America and took home blast
fragments from Crazy Horse Mountain.
The Newcastle fourth-graders are one of the first K-12 school groups to visit Crazy Horse
Memorial during the 2014 season. Students and staff smiled and laughed, learned about Native
American culture, and left with their very own dream catchers that they themselves made – a
remembrance of their visit to Crazy Horse Memorial and a reminder to never forget their dreams.