Crazy Horse (#654)

It was a pilgrimage to look upon a great sculpture of a revered and powerful indian leader.  A pilgrimage to honor all Native Americans.

Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument in progress to honor a Lakota Indian Chief but also honoring all Indians.  It was started in 1948 and continues to this day.  The only funding received is from private monies and park admissions.



A scale model in the foreground; Crazy Horse mountain monument in background


I stood in awe at this wonder before me.  What powerful gifts of  tenacity, courage, and endurance: 69+ years in the making.

oxo ~ Annie


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Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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4 Responses to Crazy Horse (#654)

  1. nomaggsrush says:

    Your photos show the scale of the project superbly, Annie.
    What a huge (pun intended) project!

  2. Sherrill Parry says:

    Breath taking. Being part native Indian myself I have strong feelings for the Indian nation. It amazes me the enormous undertaking people do when motivated. Great picture. A friend of ours also went there and was up at the top also wonderful pictures. Thanks again for sharing your experiences. Love Ya.

  3. I love seeing the current photos. We visited when I was a child – maybe the mid 1950s. It was just a small chunk removed at that time, but even as a kid, I was in awe of this man’s dream.

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