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Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and William Matson: Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy

William Matson: Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy

Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle, representatives of the Crazy Horse family, and writer William Matson, reveal family stories that illustrate the famous leader's life and death in ways that will alter the commonly held knowledge of the Lakota warrior. It is time that this rich source of oral history, told in a Native American voice, is heard.

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, will present the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways their 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.

WILLIAM MATSON has been a documentary filmmaker since 1990. His credits include Raw Power, Journey of the Heart, a six hour four-part documentary called The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family based on the Crazy Horse's family history, a three hour two-part documentary called The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull By His Great Grandson based on the oral history of Sitting Bull's only surviving great grandson and a documentary on LaPointe's struggle to become a voice for his great grandfather called Sitting Bull's Voice. Matson is originally from Seattle and spent 15 years living in Portland before moving to San Jose, Ca in 2006. He presently resides in the Black Hills.

FLOYD CLOWN and DOUG WAR EAGLE are spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate and often speak at historical gatherings and national parks about their family's history.
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ISBN: 9781423641230
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 6th, 2016

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