Ruth Ziolkowski's Legacy Celebrated

May 23, 2014

Ruth Ziolkowski died on Wednesday at the age of 87.

Ziolkowski spent most of her life at Crazy Horse and lead the carving project for more than 30 years after her husband’s death.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray spoke with many of those who knew and admired her – he has this story.

Friends Remember Ruth Ziolkowski

May 22, 2014
Crazy Horse Memorial

Ruth Ziolkowski died last night at the age of 87.  Ziolkowski continued her husband Korczak's dream of honoring Native Americans by carving the likeness of Crazy Horse into the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Under her direction, the Crazy Horse Memorial turned into a national draw.  Jack Marsh, former President and CEO of the Freedom Forum and co-founder of the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop, and Tim Giago, founder of the Native Sun News and the Native American Journalists Association, shared memories of their friend and colleague, Ziolkowski.

The 65th Anniversary Of Crazy Horse Memorial

Jun 25, 2013

The Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrating its 65th anniversary in June with special events including a night blast tomorrow night in honor of Mrs. Ziolkowski's 87th birthday and in honor of the 137th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Ruth Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse President & Chief Executive Officer, highlights the Memorial's progress over 65 years and discusses Crazy Horse's summer lecture series.