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South Dakota's Crazy Horse Memorial

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Famous for defeating General George Custer at Little Bighorn, the great Lakota Indian warrior Crazy Horse is now the center of another struggle: a 62-year effort to symbolize him in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began chipping away at the mountain in 1948; his family took over after he died in 1982. When finished, this will be the continent’s largest hand-hewn memorial—641 feet long and 563 high, eight feet taller than the Washington Monument.
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