About the Crazy Horse Memorial
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Crazy Horse Memorial is the world’s largest mountain carving. Designed as a memorial to Native American heroes, the sculpture depicts Crazy Horse, a 19th century Lakota leader, astride a horse.
History At the request of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear, sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began construction on the memorial on June 3, 1948. Ziolkowski worked on the sculpture until his death in 1982, when his wife Ruth continued with the project.