Hundreds Celebrate Native Americans' Day

October 11, 2010

Author: Nick Penzenstadler

Source: The Rapid City Journal

Many at the Crazy Horse Memorial Monday compared the giant sculpture’s progress to the state’s relationship with Native Americans. Tangible progress has been made, but a mountain of work remains.


“Today we had young people from lots of area schools,” emcee and former Rapid City mayor Jim Shaw said. “You’re not born with any prejudice; you’re not born with ideas of differences among people.”


Several hundred people packed the patio at the memorial to celebrate Native Americans' Day and watch as 2,027 tons of rock were blasted off the memorial, which is still being carved.