Frank Fools Crow

Frank Fools Crow: life size bronze bust portrait by Thomas Jay Warren, NSS. Stands at Black Bear Butte State Park in Sturgis, SD

Frank Fools Crow

Ceremonial Chief of the Oglala Sioux

Life-size bronze
Bear Butte State Park
Sturgis, SD

Frank Fools Crow: This bronze bust honors a respected Oglala Lakota Medicine Man, a Sioux holy man, born between 1890-92, who served as Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Sioux from 1925 until his death on November 27, 1989. Oglala translates as “they scatter their own” or “dust scatterers.” He was active in trying to bring the spiritual message of the Lakota to other peoples. Frank Fools Crow said, “Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have and working together. If we don’t, the whole world will die. First the planet, and next the people.” He helped Lakota men become reacquainted with their Native American roots, in particular veterans of the Vietnam War. (description from Learn more at

This piece is represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art Inventories Catalog.


Warren Sculpture

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