The Crazy Horse Memorial near Mount Rushmore, SD
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a monument honoring the warrior Crazy Horse who led the Oglala Souix at the battle of Little Bighorn.
He was chosen because he was a great and patriotic hero and for his modest life, unfailing courage, and his tragic death. The figure is an ongoing process, and when it is completed, it will be the largest sculpture in the world. The monument will reach 563 tall and 641 feet wide and is being built on Thunderhead Mountain which is considered to be sacred ground located between Custer and Hill City. This is about 8 miles away from Mount Rushmore. The face of the monument was finished in 1998 and the funds to continue the artistic endeavor are supported by visitors fees as no public money is being put into the monument.