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(S.D.)-Man Wants 'Prayer Rock' Moved To Crazy Horse

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 08/07/2014 12:44 PM

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    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A Sioux Falls man is pushing to move a 3-ton boulder known as a "prayer rock" from a local museum to the Crazy Horse Memorial in western South Dakota.
 
     Richard Perkins says the rock gets overlooked at its current location outside the Pettigrew Museum. He says it would have a better home at the memorial being built in the Black Hills to the Oglala Lakota warrior.
 
     The museum's governing board would have to approve the move. Officials at the memorial have said they will accept the rock.
 
    
Richard Pettigrew found the rock near the town of Evarts and moved it to Sioux Falls in 1925. It has the impression of human hands and is believed to have been used by Native Americans to worship.


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