Who started the Crazy Horse Memorial?

Answer Two people started the Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 1948. Their names were Korczak Ziolkowski (a sculptor) and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. They started it to honor the tradition, culture a... Read More »

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Where is the Crazy Horse Memorial?

The Crazy Horse Memorial is located on US Highway 16 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, about six miles north of Custer. It is within 20 miles of Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Wind Cave Na... Read More »

What is the Crazy Horse Memorial?

The determined and broad-reaching mind of Crazy Horse kept his people fighting when their culture was threatened. His fierce loyalty and ideals are honored at The Crazy Horse Memorial, a mammoth mo... Read More »

Who carved the Crazy Horse memorial?

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski started work on the Crazy Horse Memorial in 1948. He died in 1982. Today, a crew including several of Ziolkowski's children continue to carve the monument. Due to the sc... Read More »

What is the Crazy Horse Memorial made of?

The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota is carved in granite pegmatite, which is a type of rock that contains large crystals of feldspar, mica and quartz. Workers use explosives to shape even the ... Read More »