Thursday, August 3: Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle along with author William Matson will discuss and sign their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy based on the family's oral history. 7pm.
The Crazy Horse family's oral history has not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is ready to be told by Clown, War Eagle, and Red Thunder, who are the son and grandsons of Edward Clown, nephew to Crazy Horse and keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe for the family after his mother Iron Cedar passed away.
Their book includes what they know about one of Montana's biggest events, the battle of the Little Bighorn, including who killed Custer, how he was killed, and what happened to his missing index finger.
Clown, War Eagle, and Red Thunder currently live in Dupree, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Matson, a documentary filmmaker, currently resides in Spearfish, SD but is originally from Tacoma, Washington. This is Matson's first book.
The above photo depicts Crazy Horse's Lakota first cousin Hump Two with two of his Cheyenne wives.