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Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life…

Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy

by The Edward Clown Family, William B. Matson

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There are many biographies of Crazy Horse, but this one consists of his story from the oral history of his descendants.

According to them, they were forced into hiding after Crazy Horse's assassination, as the US government wanted to eliminate Crazy Horse's nearest relatives as they might become rallying points for further rebellion.

It's always and heartbreaking to hear history from the Native American perspective: broken treaties, outright lying to get Indians to give up their land, promises not kept, starvation and disease.

The last few chapters consist of genealogical information on the family and copies of documents. Apparently this story has been the focus of lawsuits for years as there is another branch of Lakota which claim they are the true descendants of Crazy Horse.

Intriguing, well written account that deserves a place in your library if you are interested in Native American history.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 142364123X, Hardcover)

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.

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