Author talk with the Crazy Horse family and author William B. Matson

Scarleg and Crazy Horse’s first cousin, Hump 2. Scarleg was the one that shot Custer after Quick Bear clubbed Custer to the ground.

The family of Crazy Horse will share their oral history about the Lakota war leader from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Floyd Clown, Doug Clown and author William B. Matson will discuss “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy,” recently published by Gibbs Smith. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to Crazy Horse, will present 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.

The family will clarify inaccuracies and share their story, 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.

A book signing will follow the program and “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” will be for sale.

The event will be hosted by Legends Bookstore and Tashunke Witko Tiwahe/Crazy Horse Family.