Even though there are claims to participation and acts of acknowledgement by some of his descendants, the effort has been deemed a commercial venture. It is being touted as a non-profit endeavor, but seems to provide a comfortable living for the family of the sculptor, and what is left over is given in the form of programs or scholarships. There are no photos of Crazy Horse, who died in 1877, so an image being made in the 21st century cannot be accurate. The Lakota consider the effort a folly of sorts.
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