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Last of the Crow war chiefs turns 102 in Montana
nativesdaily.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | admin

Posted on 03/24/2016 10:17:45 AM PDT by Morgana

CROW AGENCY, Mont. — The last Crow war chief entered the log-cabin trading post at the edge of the Little Bighorn Battlefield just after noon on a Sunday, supported by his son on his left and a cane held firmly in his right hand.

Often, at tribal events such as powwows, he’ll swing his cane overhead in celebration. But on this October afternoon, with wind sweeping across the stretch of southern Montana that’s home to the Crows, the cane simply supported the centenarian — Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow in English or High Bird, his traditional name, in Crow.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: americanindian; americanindians; chief; crow; happybirthday; montana
The things this dude must know. Happy Birthday Chief Joseph Medicine Crow, I hope you have many more.
1 posted on 03/24/2016 10:17:45 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Has he publicly endorsed Fauxcohauntas for president?


2 posted on 03/24/2016 10:19:47 AM PDT by gg188 (Ted Cruz, R - Goldman Sachs)
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To: Morgana

I wish he was our Chief.


3 posted on 03/24/2016 10:20:36 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Yea he’d make a great chief.


4 posted on 03/24/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
There's a fascinating article about the old gent on Wikipedia. Among other things, he's a WW II vet. It was during WW II that he completed all four tasks required to become a war chief.

Joe Medicine Crow

5 posted on 03/24/2016 10:33:56 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: gg188
*Has he publicly endorsed Fauxcohauntas for president?*

I think she claimed to be a Cherokee, not a Crow.

I also believe that there is significant animosity between the various Native American ancestries.

For example, I think they all hate the Sioux.

6 posted on 03/24/2016 10:35:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Hunga Tonga-Hunga.)
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To: eCSMaster

that is true grew up in Montana in the 70s and a lot of the tribal people that lived on the reservation were angry with non Indians but a lot of times they were even more hostile to a particular tribe. I remember one native American telling me of his animosity for black foot Indians because that tribe raided all the other tribes and had held a relative in slavery. don’t look at native culture as one culture it is a lot of rich cultures and is as varied as different European cultures.


7 posted on 03/24/2016 10:54:33 AM PDT by PCPOET7 ( TH)
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To: Morgana

Thank you ping.


8 posted on 03/24/2016 10:59:41 AM PDT by chit*chat
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To: Leaning Right

I just read the article. Dude was a Grade-A, government-inspected badass.

The four things one had to do to become a war chief:
1) Touch an enemy without killing them
2) Disarm an enemy and take their weapon
3) Lead a successful war party
4) Steal an enemy’s horse.

He did all those things. He stole the horse from a battalion of German officers and, as he rode away, he sang a Crow honor song.

That there is what you call a MAN.


9 posted on 03/24/2016 11:04:12 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Timid Men prefer the 'Calm of Despotism' to the 'Tempestuous Sea of Liberty'. ~ T. Jefferson)
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To: Morgana

10 posted on 03/24/2016 11:18:42 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (No vote has been changed due to an FR post in about 2 months.)
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To: Morgana

+1. Happy Birthday, sir. The things you have seen and know.


11 posted on 03/24/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (We The People...are pissed.)
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To: Morgana
Chief Joseph would have made it to Canada had it not been for the Crow that were leading the US Army in pursuit. The Crow turned on the Nez Pierce, the Cheyenne, and the Lakota. He is to respected as an American Indian and a Crow but the other tribes still have animosity towards the Crow for turning their back upon their own kind and helping the US Army.
12 posted on 03/24/2016 12:14:46 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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