Henry Standing Bear

Henry Standing Bear (c. 1874 – 1953) ("Matȟó Nážiŋ") was an Oglala Lakota Chief. A founding member of the Society of American Indians (1911–1923), he recruited and commissioned Polish-American sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to build the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.[1][2]

Henry Standing Bear
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Henry Standing Bear (right) and artist Korczak Ziolkowski at Thunderhead Mountain, site of Crazy Horse Memorial, and Ziolkowski's model before work on memorial began in 1948.
Oglala Lakota leader
Personal details
Mato Naji

United States
Died1953 (aged 78–79)
United States


  1. ^ Luther Standing Bear, "My People the Sioux," (1928), p.viii. Joseph Agonito, "Lakota Portraits: Lives of the Legendary Plains People" (hereinafter "Agonito") (2011), p.235. Donovin Arleigh Sprague, "Rosebud Sioux," p. 40 (2005)
  2. ^ "Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation". Crazyhorsememorial .org. 2008. Archived from the original on 2015-04-13.