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
Oglala Lakota leader
Personal details
Mato Naji

United States
DiedOctober 17, 1953(1953-10-17) (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.