This bust of Frank Fools Crow is located outside the Visitor Center at Bear Butte State Park.
The Plaque below it reads:
Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller "Give us a blessing so that our words and actions be one in unity, and that we will be able to listen to each other. In doing so, we shall with good heart walk hand in hand to face the future." Frank Fools Crow in prayer before the U.S. Senate, 1975
Frank Fools Crow, Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Lakota, lived from 1890 to 1989. As a frequent visitor to Bear Butte, it is believed he gained many healing powers from the mountain. His stories perpetuated the cultural richness of the Lakota people and included remembrances of his uncle, Black Elk.
Fools Crow's life was dedicated to the promotion of unity and respect for all people. He will always be remembered, not only by family and friends, but by all people of color and those who had the opportunity to shake his gentle hand, the hand of a great leader and a great gentleman.
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