Crazy Horse Memorial® is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. The elevation on the Mountain is 6,532 feet above sea level and ranks 27th highest mountain in South Dakota. It is made of pegmatite granite and was chosen by Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear for the Crazy Horse Memorial®.
The Mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by following these objectives:
- Continuing the progress on the world’s largest sculptural undertaking by carving a Memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse;
- Providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations;
- Acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER®;
- Establishing and operating THE INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
Planned Mountain Dimensions - geology of rock could be responsible for adjustments.
641 feet long and 563 feet high
Photos of Mountain Progress Through the Years Below
Crazy Horse Dimensions
Crazy Horse's Face
87 feet, 6 inches (completed June 3, 1998)
Opening under arm
70 feet wide and 100 feet high
29 feet, 6 inches
219 feet high (22 stories)
62 feet high
54 feet long
20 feet wide and 15 feet high
26 foot diameter