1403-Crazy Horse Monument, SD

The Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota is a moving tribute to Native Americans that dwarfs Mt. Rushmore just a few miles away. I spent several hours touring the Native art center, crafts, and museums. I took the bus tour to the base of the sculpture. When finished in fifty years, this sculpture will be the largest in the world. A team of ten workers hack at the stone everyday. This year his pointing hand will appear. Crazy Horse played a part in the defeat of George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He later surrendered and was killed in custody. I would go back to re-experience the moving tribute to a Native leader who fought against the harsh treatment white Americans perpetrated on his people.

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DSC_2499This is the size difference between Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore.