I'm sharing a bit of what I learned there from visiting the Crazy House Museum:
|Taken from Observation Deck|
I say colossal because the faces on Mt. Rushmore would all fit on one of Crazy Horse's cheek.
Korcak Zlolkowsk (jewel-cuff-ski) assisted in the carving of Mt Rushmore in 1939 and was contacted by Chief Henry Standing Bear of the Oglala, asking him to consider carving a sculpture dedicated to the American Indian, in fact the reason in the letter stated a desire to let the white man know the Indian also had heroes. Korcak agreed and with only $174 in his pocket began work in 1948. Lots of blasting has taken place and still there is lots to do.
To give you an idea how big the finished product will be, the head is 87 1/2 feet high, his feather will be 44 feet, his arm will be 253 feet, horse's head 219 feet and the entire piece will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high. I took this information directly from a flyer we received.
Here is an example of what the finished product will look like: