Deanne Stillman


Back in the Saddle: An Author Peers Behind a Famous Horse’s Mane and Finds a Jewish Tale

By Deanne Stillman

Back in the Saddle: An Author Peers Behind a Famous Horse’s Mane and Finds a Jewish Tale
A few years ago, I traveled to Crazy Horse, S.D., to visit the memorial honoring the great American Indian who helped defeat Custer. It is a massive stone carving of Crazy Horse on his steed — or at least it will be, someday, when it’s finished. Work began in 1948, when Lakota chief Henry Standing Bear and other tribal members hired Polish American sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to carve the tribute as a counterpoint to Mount Rushmore, after corresponding with him for years. He had been one of the sculptors of the four presidents, and the Lakota wanted him to pay similar tribute to Crazy Horse in the mountains overlooking their tribal home.Read More



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