Chieftains Museum will partner up with the Rome Area History Museum this Thursday for a special book signing event. Floyd Clown Sr. will be in town to share stories about his ancestor, Crazy Horse, says Heather Shores, Executive Director of Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home. These stories have been compiled into a book entitled “Crazy Horse and the Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy”, with the help of author William Matson.
Shores indicates that oral history differs from the standard historical record of Crazy Horse. She invites the public to hear his story on Thursday. The event will take place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad Street.
So why the last name Clown? Kristi Kent, Director of Communications for the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism, which now officially owns the Rome Area History Museum, asserts that Clown came from a line of medicine men that believed that ‘laughter is the best medicine’.
For more information on the book signing event, call the Rome Area History Museum at (706) 235-8051 or visit www.romehistorymuseum.org.
Crazy Horse was a Lakota warrior that fought against white encroachment on Native American lands back in the 19th century.
The history museum and the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home plan to participate in the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday, which is slated for this Sunday.