CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL in progress. The 563-foot-high mountain carving-in-the-round will dominate the horizon. A poem by Korczak will be carved on the mountain in letters three feet tall. The 350-foot diameter, hogan-style Indian Museum of North America will be across the reflecting pool from the mountain.The American Indian University & Medical Training Center will rise on either side of the Avenue of the Chiefs. The avenue will be lined with sculptural portraits of famous Native Americans.
Big Tobacco, a Dance Hall Chief, c. 1900. The Government allowed Native Americans to build halls to host tribal dances. Yankton, S.D., featured 7 dance halls from the 1890s to 1934. They served to preserve Native American cultural traditions. The Presidential medallion hanging from Big Tobacco's neck was issued by Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes.