When Korczak accepted the invitation of Native Americans to carve a mountain memorial to their culture, he determined that it would be an educational & humanitarian project. He wanted Crazy Horse to be much more than “just” a colossal Mountain Carving.
The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is built on Korczak, Ruth & Chief Henry Standing Bears ideals of creating a memorial to honor the living heritage of the North American Indians. As a part of this foundation the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER® were created. The museums feature American Indian art and artifacts from tribes across North America and offer the opportunity for guests to be hands on with “make & take” activities. In the summer guests enjoy visiting with Native American Artisans, watching American Indian dancers perform and learning more through our Thursday lecture series.
Crazy Horse Memorial offers several museums for visitors. Be sure to visit them all!
Nearly all of the artifacts displayed have been donated.