Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder, representatives of the Crazy Horse family, via 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. They traveled to the landmarks that were told to them in their oral history to get a visual picture before they brought Crazy Horse’s and their entire family’s history to life in this book. It is time that this rich source of oral history, told in a Native American voice, is heard.

William Matson has been an award winning documentary filmmaker since 1990. Credits include Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family, Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull By His Great Grandson and Sitting Bulls’ Voice. He has been working with the Crazy Horse family since 2001 to prepare this book for publication. The Crazy Horse family had last approval rights before publication. Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy is his 1st book. Matson is originally from the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington state. He presently resides in the Black Hills.


The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham’s prestigious Mayor’s Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, Cascadia Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, and episodes of “As the Ham Turns” serial radio comedy, not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour’s first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of Crazy Horse (OR with each paid ticket you’ll receive a $5 voucher towards the book at the show). The Radio Hour airs every Friday at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM.  Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Foundation12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.