This memorial was started in 1948. today in 2011 we see the beautiful completed face of the Lakota chief, completed in 1998, and the beginning of the arm and horses' head (sketched in white on the mountain). My brother and I are hoping to be able to go back in our lifetime to see it completed.
To imagine the scale: The tunnel under the arm on the mountain can fit a ten story building. The horses' ear will measure over 40 feet. Crazy Horse's Head is 87 1/2 feet tall.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are sacred to the Lakota people. This memorial is really magical, and the museum tells their story through their art, their chiefs, and their artifacts and tools.
The site is 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, right near the town of Custer (Amazing), and about 30 miles from Rapid City. Photo via OSU
More soon with the pictures I took...