• Short Summary

    For 23 years tourists have flocked in a steady steam to Thunderbird Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota to witness a project to convert the mountain into one of the most enormous man- made works of art in the world. 66-year-old sculptor Korzak Zolkowsky is creating a memorial to the American Indian by blasting out a 560ft tall statue of Sioux Indian leader, Crazy Horse.

  • Description

    For 23 years tourists have flocked in a steady steam to Thunderbird Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota to witness a project to convert the mountain into one of the most enormous man- made works of art in the world. 66-year-old sculptor Korzak Zolkowsky is creating a memorial to the American Indian by blasting out a 560ft tall statue of Sioux Indian leader, Crazy Horse. He's been blasting granite from mountains since 1948, and worked on the Mount Rushmore project where the heads of four American Presidents were hewn out of rock, but is devoting the rest of his life to this work. The project when completed will feature an American Indian Centre with University and hospital at the foot of the mountain.

    Residents in nearby Custer, South dakota, are impatient with Zolkowsky's progress but the tourists keep arriving to see the facilities being built and to imagine the mountain's bulk being gradually whittled into the gigantic statue of Crazy Horse. This film was shot by an NBC crew.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z6V1JJZW7FPV5WAXJT2CYTB5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z6V1JJZW7FPV5WAXJT2CYTB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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