Crazy Horse Memorial


There was a lame article today when I was looking at the Seattle Times online about the Crazy Horse Memorial. It was a fluff piece in the “Travel/Outdoors” section that had been picked up from elsewhere. Of course, it paid more attention to the impressive scale than to anything else. And there sure weren’t any Lakota viewpoints expressed.


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Mike Stewart/AP 


I’ve got mixed feelings about the project. It seems like the foundation and it’s goals are sympathetic to funding and helping Native causes. But I guess the whole thing still seems like it is being done from a white perspective. I mean, how likely is it that any sort of tribal group is going to get together and try to blast a mountain apart in order to create a monumental stone sculpture?  Seems doubtful.


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