From the Heart of the Crow Country: The Crow Indians' Own Stories

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U of Nebraska Press, 1992 - History - 138 pages
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The world of the Crow Indians comes to life in this extraordinary collection of stories from respected elder and famed storyteller Joseph Medicine Crow. Raised by traditional grandparents, who remembered life before the reservation days, Medicine¯Crow as a child would listen to stories that his grandfather and other elders told during sweat baths. He also learned about the Indian wars of earlier years from White Man Runs Him, one of Custer's Crow scouts. Medicine Crow became a passionate collector of stories and information about Crow life and history. This volume is a fascinating and informative collection of legends, humorous tales, history, and detailed accounts of life and culture, all told from Crow points of view.

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My Dad and Grandpa has always told me since I was a little girl,that his Mother (My Grand Mother my Grandfathers Wife) was "Crow Indian". That has always been a sweet memory to me,knowing that I am very "Earthy". I know that "Nature" has been my favorite enjoyment in life and is always with me. I would like to know more about my Grand mothers ancestors and the "Crow Indians"(Tribes).I really need to do more research..... 

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This book is a fabulous read. The author weaves his story in a very intimate fashion, all the while making sure he adheres to the facts. I really enjoyed this book and was quite disappointed I finished it so soon. I would have loved to read a second or third volume. Read full review


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The Crow Fair

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About the author (1992)

Born in 1913, Joseph Medicine Crow lives in Lodge Grass, Montana, and travels extensively, speaking on the Crows and their culture.

Herman J. Viola is the former director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropology Archive and Human Studies Film Archive and is the author of numerous works, most recently Little Bighorn Remembered: The Untold Indian Story of Custer's Last Stand.

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