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Crow Tribe Of Montana
Crow Tribe Of Montana

The Crow Tribe of Montana: A Tribal Reservation With Many Members

The Crow Tribe of Montana migrated West due to invading neighboring tribes. They were generally friendly with white people, and always managed to retain a large reservation.

Geography: Tribal Location

Geography: Tribal Location

This item was created by the Northern Plans Reservation Aid, a partnership with Native Americans. The perspective of the map is the location and relative size to other tribes in Montana. As you can see, Crow people were on the boarder of Montana and Wyoming (southern Montana). Along with the Cheyenne tribe, they were pushed west by the Lakota - whom took their territory. Later on the Cheyenne became allies with the Lakota, and both tribes were then enimes with the Crow.

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History: Where Crow got Their Name

History: Where Crow got Their Name

This picture was created by David F. Barry. It shows the newly named tribe migrating west. There name is Apaalooke. It means, "Children of the large beaked bird." This name was given to the Crow by a neighboring tribe named Hinatsa. French interpreters then translated it to "People of the Crow," which then became Crow in English.

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Language: Crow Language

Language: Crow Language

This item shows Crow language constants and vowels. It helps us understand their unique language that is one of the largest American Indian languages still spoken to this day with around 4,280 speakers. Their language is very special to the Crow because it represents their tribal values.

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Language: Plains Indian Sign Language

Language: Plains Indian Sign Language

This illustration was created by Lincoln Country leader. It shows basic words in Plains Indian Sign Language. Crow people have two different languages, one being this language.

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Food: Buffalo Hide

Food: Buffalo Hide

Native American tribes offer used buffalo for multiple uses. The Crow Tribe used the buffalo meat for cooking, and eating. They used the hide to tell stories using multiple pictures.

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Food: Knife Sheath

Food: Knife Sheath

Crow people use sheath's to protect the blade of their knives. They used knives to cut and prepare food such as deer, elk, buffalo, prairie turnip, bread root, and scrub pea. I found this artifact on Pinterest where various Crow items are located and sold.

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Food: A Taste of Heritage- Recipes and Herbal Medicines

Food: A Taste of Heritage- Recipes and Herbal Medicines

This book was written by Alma Hogan Shell and published in 2006. Photographs in this book were taken by Lisa M. Castle. This book is a collection of authentic recipes and medicinal plants from the American Indian Crow reservation. There is also a list of ingredients used in those recipes. Some food they would prepare and eat are, salsify oyster stew, ground tomatoe salad, dandelion soup, balapia: berry pudding, and juneberry pie.

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Homes: Photograph of Crow Camp

Homes: Photograph of Crow Camp

The Crow Tribe of Montana live in camps. Their houses looked like teepees, and are made from dry logs, and bark from the 1860's. The photograph was taken of the camp in 1817 by W.H. Jackson an American painter and photographer.

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Music/Dance: Men's Grass Dance Outfit

Music/Dance: Men's Grass Dance Outfit

Crow tribe, along with many other nations, have a powwow called a grass dance. Men wear certain outfits for this dance and celebration. This photo was taken by Derek Matthews- gathering of nations powwow

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Music/Dance: Frame Drum

Music/Dance: Frame Drum

The drum above is a hand made, membranophone single- headed frame drum made of mostly wood. The drum was found in the 19th century and is currently held in The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments. It is used in many ceremonies and powwows for musical purposes.

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