Chief Henry Standing Bear

Chief Henry Standing Bear

Maker: Korczak Ziolkowski (American, 1908-1982)

Place Made: South Dakota

Date Made: 1940

Medium: Mahogany

Dimensions: 27 x 19 x 12 inches

This sculpture is a heroic sized bust of Chief Standing Bear, who asked the sculptor to create the mountain carving memorial to Crazy Horse.  The carving is a realistic rendering of the Oglala Lakota chief, with his hair sweeping across the right side of his face and wearing one feather at the back of his head.

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