Though he died in 1877, Crazy Horse remains of the most iconic Native figures in American history, due largely to his victory over the US army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Though he left no direct descendants, Crazy Horse’s story lives on through oral histories, which are passed through the family of his cousin Edward Clown. Those histories were recently collected by author William Matson in the book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy. Matson and Floyd Clown Sr. are touring to promote the book, with stops at the Cumberland Library on Tuesday and Exeter’s Tomaquag Museum on Wednesday.
photo: Edward Clown’s grandfather Fights the Thunder. He was one of Crazy Horse’s in-laws.