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Crazy Horse Memorial
Night Blast To Remember
Founder Ruth Ziolkowski

Crazy Horse Memorial—Night Blast to Remember
Founder Ruth Ziolkowski and The Battle of Little Big Horn.

Crazy Horse, SD—June 26, 2019 is your opportunity to see the Crazy Horse Monument light up in an exhilarating display of pyrotechnics. The Night Blast honors the birthday of the late Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014), wife of the late Crazy Horse founder and sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. Ruth’s passion, persistence, vision, and leadership continues to be an inspiration to many. The evening also remembers the Battle of Greasy Grass (June 25, 1876), also known as the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Custer’s Last Stand. Crazy Horse was a main strategist in the defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops.

Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial on June 26, 2019 will enjoy many activities throughout the complex. At 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm, traditional Native American dances will be performed on the veranda by Starr Chief Eagle.  At 6:30 pm Apsáalooke tribe rap artist ‘Supaman’ Christian Takes Gun Parrish, will give a special performance. The Blast will be featured after the spectacular Legends in Light Laser Show, beginning approximately 10:00 pm, weather permitting. No birthday would be complete without cake, all visitors are invited for birthday cake in Laughing Water Restaurant after the Blast.

Regular admission applies throughout the day and early evening, with an opportunity to enter the Memorial free of charge beginning at 7:00 pm only with a donation of three cans of food per person in support of regional food drives. Admission supports the progress of the Memorial which does not accept state or federal funding.

About Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the American Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating THE INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.

Crazy Horse Memorial is located at 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730