"Never Forget your Dreams"

All Storytellers receive free admission to the Memorial and our Progress updates. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation has numerous giving opportunities; Please make one selection from the Donor options below: Some options include personalized tours to the top of the mountain called Van Rides. *Choosing eligible van rides to the top of the carving reduces the IRS deduction by $20 per person. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult Storyteller are free. Charitable giving throughout the fiscal year, October 1st through September 30th, are cumulative and determine your storyteller category.

Grass Roots

$45 or whatever you can give. Every gift is appreciated.

(Up to $124.99)

Single Jack

Korczak used this method of hand-drilling to drill the first blasting holes on the Mountain.
One person eligible for *Van Ride.
 

($125.00 to $173.99)

Korczak’s Dream

When Korczak began work on the Mountain carving in 1948, he had $174.
One person eligible for *Van Ride.
 

($174.00 to $249.99)

Driller

A person using a machine to drill, replacing hand tools.
Two people eligible for *Van Rides.
 

($250.00 to $499.99)

Blaster

The person who plans the location of the holes and then loads them with explosives.
Four people eligible for *Van Rides.
 

($500.00 to $999.99)


*Choosing eligible van rides to the top of the carving reduces the IRS deduction by $20 per person. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult Storyteller are free.
 

Ruths Circle

Storytellers within Ruth’s Circle are invited to special private receptions throughout the year, including the Night Blasts on June 26th and September 6th. Based on the donor’s category, Ruth’s Circle Storytellers may receive one of the following: a commemorative granite rock, 1/1200 scale bronze, a lithograph or art print, the Storyteller’s IRS deduction will be reduced by the value of the item received which will be refl ected in the gift receipt. *Choosing eligible van rides to the top of the carving reduces the IRS deduction by $20 per person. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult Storyteller are free.

Korczak’s Granite

Granite Storytellers are eligible for 8 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and the yearly commemorative granite rock.
Eight persons eligible for *Van Ride.
 

($1,000.00 to $1,499.99)

Crazy Horse Bronze

Eight persons eligible for *Van Ride. Bronze Storytellers are eligible for 8 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and **optional 1/1200 scale bronze of Korczak’s Crazy Horse model.

($1,500.00 to $2,499.99)

Mrs. Z’s

Ten persons eligible for *Van Ride. Determination Storytellers are eligible for donor’s choice of up to ten people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and an optional *** signed lithograph or art print.
 

($2,500.00 to $4,999.99)

Chief Henry Standing Bear’s Vision

Eight persons eligible for *Van Ride. Granite Storytellers are eligible for 8 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and the yearly commemorative granite rock.
 

($5,000.00 to $9,999.99)

Will or Living Trust Options

Coming Soon
 

(10,000 and Up)

*Choosing eligible van rides to the top of the carving reduces the IRS deduction by $20 per person. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult Storyteller are free.
  • “No one is ever wrong who desires to do that which is not required of them to do — and that which is of a noble purpose. The purpose of Crazy Horse is noble.”
     
    Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
  • “My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes also.”
     
    Chief Henry Standing Bear
  • “When the legends die, the dreams end. When the dreams end, there is no more greatness.”
     
    Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
  • “The Important thing is that we never stop. That’s the main thing. And if you looked at it as strictly a view of being finished, you could get awfully distracted waiting for that day to come. This way, you’re pleased with every little step of progress that you make.”
     
    Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
  • “One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.”
     
    Crazy Horse
  • “By carving Crazy Horse, if I can give back to the Indian some of his pride and create a means to keep alive his culture and heritage, my life will have been worthwile.”
     
    Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor
  • “He left everything so we can carry on his work, and that’s just what we’re going to do. We’re dedicated to that. His whole life would be wasted if the mountain carving and the humanitarian goals are not completed.”
     
    Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
  • “My lands are where my dead lie buried.”
     
    Crazy Horse
  • “If it weren’t for each and every one you, whether your gift was small or large monetarily, whether it was friendship and encouragement, without you we wouldn’t be here…”
     
    Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
  • “Standing Bear explained that the Indian has a concept of honoring their great heroes that’s totally different from the white man’s. It was difficult for me to understand at first…The Indian uses the direct approach. He says: that man was my ancestor, and he was a great man, so we should honor him-I would not lie or cheat because I am his blood”
     
    Korczak Ziolkowski / Sculptor

Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900

(605) 673-4681

Email: memorial@crazyhorse.org

Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Weekend
    May 26-29
    2017

    Memorial Weekend <br />May 26-29,<br /> 2017
    Native American’s across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States Military, join us to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center. Admission to the Memorial will be waived with 3 cans of food per person.
  • Legends in Light
    May 26-Oct 1
    2017

    Legends in Light<br /> May 26-Oct 1<br />
    This spectacular light show tells the story of the Memorial in laser lights projected onto the Mountain. You will be treated to the story of Chief Henry Standing Bear’s invitation to Korczak, Ruth’s contributions and special features of many Native American heroes. This must see show is featured nightly at dark, for sun down times click here: http://www.calendar-updates.com/sun.asp