Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by following these objectives:
Crazy Horse sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear dedicated their Crazy Horse Memorial dream on June 3, 1948.
Korczak’s remarkable family is motivated by their individual and collective dedication, determination and courage to carry on his work.
View the list of members that help guide the daily operations at Crazy Horse Memorial.
The Crazy Horse Memorial mountain crew uses precision explosive engineering to carefully and safely remove and shape the rock of the mountain.
The face of Crazy Horse was dedicated and unveiled to the world at the Memorial’s 50th anniversary on June 3, 1998. Enjoy this dramatic pictorial history of the crew’s work on the face.
Proclamation issued by South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds commemorating the 60th anniversary of Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 2008.
Korczak’s detailed, long-range plans for Crazy Horse Memorial are incorporated into this painting showing how the nonprofit humanitarian project will look in the future when its major goals are accomplished.