LIMA — Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. and 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 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Lima Public Library, 650 W. Market St., Lima.
The event is free and open to the public.
This will be their landmark 233rd appearance as they travel across the United States and Europe. The Crazy Horse family’s oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century because the government had been hunting their family members since Crazy Horse was assassinated in 1877. Now, over a century later, it is finally being told by his family. Clown, a son to Edward Clown who was a nephew to Crazy Horse and keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe, will represent his family at the discussion.
Clown currently lives in Dupree, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Matson, a documentary film maker, currently resides in Spearfish, SD. This is Matson’s first book.