A large tipi, painted by the late Lakota artist Paha Ska, is a central attraction in the Indian Museum of North America. There also are hundreds of small, finely detailed items. ®Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
It’s been 36 years since the construction of the first wing of the Indian Museum of North America.
When Korczak accepted the invitation of Native Americans to carve a mountain memorial to their culture, he determined that it would be a humanitarian project. He wanted Crazy Horse to be much more than “just” a colossal mountain carving.
He directed that the Memorial also would tell present and future generations the story of Native Americans by displaying outstanding examples of Indian culture and heritage – both of yesterday and today.
The museum has grown with the project. Each year, tribal members and others contribute Native American art and artifacts to enhance the collection and make it more comprehensive and representative of all North American tribes.