CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Black Hills, South Dakota

Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Matt Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Date: July 10, 2003

Definitely a Roadside Attraction to see. Crazy Horse is the world’s largest mountain carving and is considered the 8th Wonder of the World in progress.  This huge pegmatite granite rock carving on a mountain 6,532 feet high will depict the Oglala Lakota warrior riding a horse and pointing to his native land. Crazy Horses face is 87 feet high and was completed in June 1998. In the photo below, the face is barely visible on the mountain to the left of the dark depiction of the eventual finished carving. The horse will be 219 feet or 22 stories high when completed. The first blast on the mountain to commence the project was back in 1948 with five survivors of the Battle of Little Big Horn attending.

We watched from a distance as work was performed on the carving. We visited the museum that had Indian art, artifacts from tribal nations and many craft & educational booths. I bought Holly a bracelet. Rosie could not contain her laughter as she saw photos of Chief Hump. Jacque was afraid of the real Indians. As of today, the carving has now been in progress for 71 years and it will take many more years to complete.

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