The Museum of Native American History hosted Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. and author William Matson to discuss and sign their book, “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy,” based on the family’s oral history.
This appearance will be their landmark 210th appearance as they travel across the United States and Europe.
The Crazy Horse family’s oral history had not previously been told outside the family, and guests got to hear the tale by his descendants.
“When we made this book for our children and grandchildren, there was 500 books written about my grandfather, movies that were made about my grandfather,” Clown said. “When we made this, all those became assumptions. They’re not truth, they’re fiction. Because no one knew of our family till 2001.”
Clown, a son to Edward Clown who was a nephew to Crazy Horse and keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe, represented his family at the discussion.