Crazy Horse Memorial is the world’s largest sculpture of an Indian man carved in the granite mountain. The works began in 1948 and still continue.
The idea to build such a big sculpture (its dimentions are 563 by 641 feet) belonged to Korczak Ziolkowski. He spent 36 years of his life blasting away over 7 million tons of granite in South Dakota and died in 1982 leaving a blurred hint of a horse and rider. But the work still continues on this mountain-sized statue that is taller than a 60-story building.
The Crazy Horse’s face was dedicated from the granite in 1998. It is 88 feet high.
Today the work is focused on the horse’s head that is 219 feet high. A group of enthusiasts carries the Crazy Horse dream forward. Over million visitors come to watch this dream being implemented into life each year.
Crazy Horse was the Oglala Lacota leader in the USA. He fought against the Federal government to protect the way of life of the Lakota people. He was wounded and died in 1877, but he has become one of the most notable and iconic of Native American tribal members in the American history.