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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse (Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó = literally 'His-Horse-Is-Crazy' or 'His-Horse-Is-Spirited'
ca. 1840 - 1877
Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota
Korczak Ziolkowski

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Mountain monument under construction in the form of Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The sculpture's final dimensions are planned to be 195 m wide and 172 m high. The head of Crazy Horse will be 27 m high. The face of Crazy Horse was completed and dedicated in 1998.


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Location (N 43°50'11" - W 103°37'26")

Item Code: ussd06; Photograph: 19 October 2010
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