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Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

It's been nearly 35 years since the construction of the first wing of the Indian Museum of North America. When Korczak accepted the invitation of some Native Americans to carve a mountain memorial to their culture, he determined that it would be a humanitarian project. He wanted Crazy Horse to be much more than "just" a colossal mountain carving. He directed that the Memorial also would tell present and future generations the story of Native Americans by displaying outstanding examples of Indian culture and heritage – both of yesterday and today. The museum has grown with the project. Each year, tribal members and others contribute Native American art and artifacts to enhance the collection and make it more comprehensive and representative of all North American tribes. The museum, designed to complement the story being told in stone on the mountain, speaks eloquently to present and future generations about American Indian life. The museum collection started out with single display donated in 1965 by Charles Eder, Assiniboine-Sioux, from Montana. Mr. Eder’s impressive collection remains on display in a place of honor in the Orientation and Communications Center at Crazy Horse Memorial.

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