View of the Crazy Horse Memorial, a colossal sculpture in situ, located in Thunderhead Mountain, in the Black HIlls of South Dakota, United States. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski with his five sons working on the project. He sculpts a model of Chief Crazy Horse known as the Crazy Horse Memorial and he describes the project, including how he declined offers of U.S. government funds for the project. The in-progress sculpted model is of the Oglala Lakota Indian Chief Crazy Horse riding on a horse. A studio down the hill. Korczak Ziolkowski and his sons drill with drilling machine on rock. Dynamite explosion on the rock face. Ziolkowski poses for a photograph in front of a model of the Crazy Horse Memorial with his family.
Children build sand castles on a beach. Artist Gutzon Borglum working in his studio and later on site building the Mount Rushmore Memorial. His son, Lincoln Borglum, is also pictured and interviewed about the project. Footage of the actual carving efforts is shown. The sculpture of the Mount Rushmore Memorial shows face sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in South Dakota, United States. The American flag over the face of Abraham Lincoln's sculpture. Tourists view the Rushmore Memorial.
Annual round up of American buffalo by cowboys and cowgirls at the Custer State Park in South Dakota, USA. View of the buffalo being rounded up for inspection. Riders on horseback seen assisting with the buffalo round-up.
Scenes of U.S. Strategic Air Command Minuteman Missile Security Police at work in missile bases at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls. Montans, Minot AFB, North Dakota, Elsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota, Francis E. Warren AFB. Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. An armed Air Force Security policeman walks past a parked B-52 bomber. Air Force film "Missile Guardians, SAC's Minutemen Security Police." Animated description of Missile Control Facilities. Missile Combat Officer opens 8 ton blast resistant door of facility. Interior of Launch Center with Officer at duty station. Safe (Red) containing missile launch keys. View of missile location, showing fence and intrusion detection radar antenna. Access cover, above missile, with seismic alarm system and combination lock. Security Police Controller in his office. Security alert team is summoned to respond to intrusion alarm. (Note: Narrated by Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem)
The Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the Native American Indians in South Dakota, United States. Troops of U.S. 7th Cavalry enter the Pine Ridge Reservation to attend the ceremony. Soldiers on horseback enter the Pine Ridge Reservation. The leader of the expedition Dr. Joseph Kossuth Dixon explains its purpose and the symbolism of the flag to Oglala Sioux tribesmen. The U.S. flag is raised during the flag dedication ceremony. Tribesmen stand around the flag pole. A member of the Oglala Sioux signs the declaration of allegiance to the United States.
Badlands of South Dakota, United States. Buttes with eroded soil. Indians erect tents on a field. A Native American Indian family in a horse drawn carriage. A view of the buttes. Rows of tents on a field.