Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life - Author Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Crazy Horse family member, elder, and Crazy Horse estate administrator Floyd Clown and author William Matson discuss and sign thier book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" based on the family's oral history. Photo is of Crazy Horse's first cousin Hump 2 and two of five Cheyenne wives.

 

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.

This book is a compelling addition to the body of works about Crazy Horse and the complicated and often conflicting events of that time period in American History. 

Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder are the sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate and often speak at historical gatherings and national parks about their family's history.

William Matson has produced and directed an award-winning video, Sitting Bull's Voice, as well as the two-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great-Grandson, and the four-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family. He regularly speaks about these videos and their content at film festivals and has been working with the Crazy Horse family since 2001 to tell their story.

 

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781423641230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gibbs Smith - September 6th, 2016