Crazy Horse in the News

Crazy Horse in the National News

NPR - The Slow Carving of The Crazy Horse Monument - 2013    > Read Article


CNN - A Memorial 64 Years in the Making - 2012   >Read Article
Travel South Dakota - The Great Eight - 2015   > Read Article
RoadSide America - Chief Crazy Horse Memorial   > Read Article
The New York Times - On Ruth Ziolkowski - 2014   > Read Article
LA TIMES - Faceoff - Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial - 2007   > Read Article
National Geographic - The Black Hills of South Dakota  > Read Article
Discover America - Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse  > Read Article
South Dakota - Crazy Horse Memorial  > Read Article

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  • In South Dakota's Black Hills, a mountain foreman named Cas Ziolkowski can finally see his family's dream taking shape. It's the most mammoth mountain sculpture in the world in both size and scale, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann . An outsized replica of a statue of Crazy Horse, the Lakota Indian chief who wiped out Custer's men at Little Big Horn. CBS News
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  • “Crazy Horse” documents the devotion they give each day in pursuit of perfection. It’s the story of five men against the mountain.The Crazy Horse monument is a task which will surpass the team’s lifetime. Like all well-crafted achievements, it will not only live on as a tribute to those it represents, but as a tribute to the perseverance of those who built it.
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  • September 3, 2011, 2:39 PM|The recent completion of the MLK memorial reminded us of this 1977 profile of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and his life's work, carving a mountain into a sculpture to honor Native American CBS NEWS
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  • We look at a monster monument being built right now crazy horse monument, South Dakota. This sculpture is just mind blowingly big. It is the whole mountain. The statue of this great Native American hero on horseback will be 563 feet high when completed. Just the horse's nostril alone will be big enough to hold ten full size cars
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  • For over 60 years, work has been underway on sculptor Korczak Ziokowski's Crazy Horse sculpture. Steve will explore the history of Native American hero Crazy Horse and Ziokowski's passionate quest to create the epic sculpture. History Channel
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  • Work began on the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota in 1948. Those working on it now say they'll be gone before it's finished. Source: CNN Added on 2:59 PM ET, Thu January 8, 2015
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  • Near Mt. Rushmore, a statue of Crazy Horse is being blasted from the hills.
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  • Published on Jan 4, 2013 - Tour Crazy Horse Memorial! Black Hills Vacations
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  • “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
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Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900

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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
  • Native Americans’Day
    Oct 9
    2017

    Native Americans’ Day  Oct 10, 2016
    Governor George S. Mickelson and the SD legislature declared 1990 as the “Year of Reconciliation”, the day formerly known as Columbus Day became Native American Day. Native American Day at Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrated by planned activities for kids, program and performers, Educator of the Year is awarded and (weather permitting) a mountain blast. Admission is waved to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person.