Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse

Wednesday, August 20th

Today was spent taking in as much as possible.  Absolutely overwhelming and surreal taking in not only the monuments but the beauty of South Dakota. 

Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 5,725-foot mountain in 1927. It took 14 years.  It's a lovely walk around the monument through ponderosa pine with many different views. 

Next up was Crazy Horse.  

"My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too."

"These are the words Chief Henry Standing Bear wrote to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1939 urging him to come back to the Black Hills and carve a mountain sculpture honoring American Indians."

This is what Crazy Horse will look like one day.  In terms of share size, Mt. Rushmore is but a blip in comparison.  Learn more about Crazy Horse and the "educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations"

Meanwhile, the day is still young and we have more to take in of our South Dakota adventure.

1 comment:

Stephen C. Gruber said...

Great blog! I can't wait for the next chapter.