Crazy Horse Memorial
By private commission by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, the Crazy Horse Memorial has been a work in progress since 1948. The monument plan calls for the finished sculpture to be 641' (195m) wide by 563' (172m) tall which will make it the largest sculpture in the world.
Crazy Horse, a Oglala Sioux Indian chief, warrior and military leader, is probably most well known teaming up with Sitting Bull for the Battle of Little Bighorn (Custer's Last Stand) in 1876. Crazy Horse was able to wipe out Custer and much of his Custer's 7th Calvary leading the natives to their greatest victory. Determined to destroy or tame the Indians, the US Army intensified their efforts and within 5 years had confined or killed the majority of the Sioux. Crazy Horse was confined and killed in 1877 after leaving the reservation without permission.
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA