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Crazy Horse Memorial fund drive to begin
AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06 | AP

Posted on 08/21/2006 5:19:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CRAZY HORSE, S.D. - Crazy Horse Memorial will start its first national fund drive this fall.

The sculpture was started by the late Korczak Ziolkowski, who dreamed of honoring American Indians by carving a 563-foot-high likeness of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse into a granite mountain in the southern Black Hills.

The work began 1948. Ziolkowski died in 1982.

His widow, Ruth Ziolkowski, and their family have continued the work.

The sculpture now brings in millions of dollars every year, mainly through admission fees, and the family has held to Korczak's admonition to refuse government help to complete the project and instead rely on private enterprise.

Visitor numbers have grown to more than 1 million annually, the face of Crazy Horse is complete and the complex of buildings at the carving's base now includes a museum, education center and restaurant.

The goal of the national fund drive is to work toward the mountain carving's completion and expand cultural and educational programs at the memorial.

Crazy Horse plans to announce the fund drive Oct. 7, said Fred Tully, development director. The goal is to raise $16.5 million over the first three to five years and then another $10 million, he said.

The first project is a $1.4 million dormitory that will house 40 American Indian students who will work at the memorial.

The second phase will fund a hall that will recognize Indian heroes from the past and present, including an astronaut, soldiers, athletes and people from science and medicine.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: americanindians; crazyhorse; funddrive; memorial

1 posted on 08/21/2006 5:19:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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For more information, visit..

Crazy Horse Memorial

2 posted on 08/21/2006 5:22:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

An amazing project even though it's barely recognizable as what it will look like when completed. All of Mount Rushmore would fit comfortably on his outstretched arm.

They refuse any money from the U.S. government for exactly the reasons you would expect.


3 posted on 08/21/2006 5:23:17 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is going to be a wonder of the world. A fitting memorial and an awesome project.


4 posted on 08/21/2006 5:32:35 PM PDT by zarf
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To: zarf

In scale alone,, it's hugh! and the workmanship&dedication in creating it, a fitting tribute to the artists... and teh subject.


5 posted on 08/21/2006 5:34:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: jiggyboy

Agreed. Looks like they have a lot of work to do. I doubt it will be finished in my life time.


6 posted on 08/21/2006 5:34:31 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NormsRevenge

Many American GIs, and many defenseless civilians are turning in their graves.


7 posted on 08/21/2006 5:45:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: NormsRevenge
In scale alone,, it's hugh

A lot of people do not realize this, but Mt. Rushmore is an unfinished work. Original plans were for the four to be viewed from about the belt line up. Only the heads were actually completed.

8 posted on 08/21/2006 5:46:06 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: ansel12
The Wounded Knee civilians are finding it hard to roll in a mass grave.
9 posted on 08/21/2006 5:56:01 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Balance is such a nice thing.


10 posted on 08/21/2006 6:04:43 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: ansel12

"Please, Mister Custer, I don't want to go...."

"Look into his [Crazy Horse} face and you can see all the Indians' hatred of the white man staring back at you...."


11 posted on 08/21/2006 6:09:49 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: ansel12

FYI

The Wounded Knee Massacre
White officials became alarmed at the religious fervor and activism and in December 1890 banned the Ghost Dance on Lakota reservations. When the rites continued, officials called in troops to Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota. The military, led by veteran General Nelson Miles, geared itself for another campaign.

The presence of the troops exacerbated the situation. Short Bull and Kicking Bear led their followers to the northwest corner of the Pine Ridge reservation, to a sheltered escarpment known as the Stronghold. The dancers sent word to Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapas to join them. Before he could set out from the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, however, he was arrested by Indian police. A scuffle ensued in which Sitting Bull and seven of his warriors were slain. Six of the policemen were killed.

General Miles had also ordered the arrest of Big Foot, who had been known to live along the Cheyenne River in South Dakota. But, Big Foot and his followers had already departed south to Pine Ridge, asked there by Red Cloud and other supporters of the whites, in an effort to bring tranquility. Miles sent out the infamous Seventh Calvary led by Major Whitside to locate the renegades. They scoured the Badlands and finally found the Miniconjou dancers on Porcupine Creek, 30 miles east of Pine Ridge. The Indians offered no resistance. Big Foot, ill with pneumonia, rode in a wagon. The soldiers ordered the Indians to set up camp five miles westward, at Wounded Knee Creek. Colonel James Forsyth arrived to take command and ordered his guards to place four Hotchkiss cannons in position around the camp. The soldiers now numbered around 500; the Indians 350, all but 120 of these women and children.

The following morning, December 29, 1890, the soldiers entered the camp demanding the all Indian firearms be relinquished. A medicine man named Yellow Bird advocated resistance, claiming the Ghost Shirts would protect them. One of the soldiers tried to disarm a deaf Indian named Black Coyote. A scuffle ensued and the firearm discharged. The silence of the morning was broken and soon other guns echoed in the river bed. At first, the struggle was fought at close quarters, but when the Indians ran to take cover, the Hotchkiss artillery opened up on them, cutting down men, women, children alike, the sick Big Foot among them. By the end of this brutal, unnecessary violence, which lasted less than an hour, at least 150 Indians had been killed and 50 wounded. In comparison, army casualties were 25 killed and 39 wounded. Forsyth was later charged with killing the innocents, but exonerated.

http://www.lastoftheindependents.com/wounded.htm


12 posted on 08/21/2006 6:11:32 PM PDT by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: DogBarkTree

Thank you. "Civilian grave diggers bury Lakota dead in a mass grave" That was the caption under a copy of this picture at the http://www.lastoftheindependents.com/wounded.htm website.


13 posted on 08/21/2006 6:14:00 PM PDT by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you for this thread. :)


14 posted on 08/21/2006 6:15:17 PM PDT by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: Michael.SF.
"...Mt. Rushmore is an unfinished work."

Of course:
they ceased work when the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, died.

Now, what MANY people don't know is that Ziolkowski was originally an assistant to Borglum

15 posted on 08/21/2006 6:43:08 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: jiggyboy
An amazing project even though it's barely recognizable as what it will look like when completed. All of Mount Rushmore would fit comfortably on his outstretched arm.

It has come a long way since I was a kid in the 50s. We used to go to the Black Hills every year. We would drive by and try to decide if we could see any progress since the last time we saw it. In the beginning, all the work was done by hand. By the time I was in college in the 60s, they finally got a bulldozer up on top and you could start to see the the area that will become the arm level out. It was at least a decade after that before they made the opening that will be under the arm. We used to joke about how they would be putting the finishing touch on the arm and go to chip out one last piece to make it perfect and the arm would break off at the elbow...

In the early days, some of the Dakota (Sioux) did not support the project saying it was another scar on their sacred land. I think they have made peace with it over the years...
16 posted on 08/21/2006 6:43:14 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: NormsRevenge

No mention of the fact that Caterpillar has been a major supporter of this project since its inception.


What's the name of that dumb bunny flatteed by a D9 in Israel?
Rachel Corrie?

Wouldn't her parents be impressed by Cat's support of the indigenous population of this land?
LOL!


17 posted on 08/21/2006 6:48:00 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: NormsRevenge

I have stood underneath the face of Crazy Horse on the monument many times.

All who can come to South Dakota should do so in the first week of June for the annual Volksmarch up to the arm of Crazy Horse


18 posted on 08/21/2006 6:56:22 PM PDT by South Dakota
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To: NormsRevenge

The profile reminds me of theface of Washington on Rushmore.


19 posted on 08/21/2006 6:59:19 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: DogBarkTree
The Wounded Knee civilians are finding it hard to roll in a mass grave.

Yeah, yeah. Everybody's heard of Wounded Knee. But how many have heard of the Mankato Massacre? Or the Tuscorora War? Or the Yamasee?

The Indians gave as good as they got.

And Crazy Horse was no more a hero than George Armstrong Custer was.

20 posted on 08/21/2006 7:19:52 PM PDT by IronJack (ALL)
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To: NormsRevenge

If that's all they've accomplished in almost 60 years vs what they wish to accomplish, then at their current rate -- Crazy Horse should be complete by summer 10,973 Anno Domini.


21 posted on 08/21/2006 7:22:20 PM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: NormsRevenge

bump


22 posted on 08/21/2006 8:06:34 PM PDT by alrea
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To: NormsRevenge

I've been by there many times but it looks like it is finally starting to take shape. Isn't he the one who said?

"It is a good day to die! Strong hearts, brave hearts to the front! Weak hearts and cowards to the rear!”

Our gutless politicians could learn much from the American Indians. They could be ruthless but they had a lot of the timeless answers figured out while we still sit around in our "teepees" and procratinate about the terrorists of today. They would know what to do.


23 posted on 08/21/2006 8:23:55 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: Redbob
they ceased work when the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, died.

Not quite correct. His son, Lincoln, continued to supervise the work for a short time after his father's death. It wa lack of funds that ended the construction.

Here is a picture of a model of how it was intended to look:


24 posted on 08/22/2006 7:39:16 AM PDT by Michael.SF.
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