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The Crow Indians

The Crow, also called the Apsaalooke in their own Siouan language, or Absaroka or Apsaroke, are indigenous peoples of the Great Plains, who, in historical times lived in the Yellowstone River valley, which extends from present-day Wyoming, through Montana and into North Dakota, where it joins the Missouri River. Their name was given them by the Hidatsa tribe, and meant "people [or children] of the large-beaked bird."

Today, the vast majority of the Crow live on the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana The reservation, covering more than 3,600 square miles, is the fifth-largest Indian reservation in the United States.

Chief Medicine Crow, Crow tribe

Chief Medicine Crow, Crow tribe

Crow - Braves

Crow - Braves

Crow - Ready to Charge, 1908

Crow - Ready to Charge, 1908

Crow - Scout, 1908

Crow - Scout, 1908

Crow - Sun Dance ritual

Crow - Sun Dance ritual

Crow - War Group

Crow - War Group

Crow (Apsaroke) Hide stretching, 1908

Crow (Apsaroke) Hide stretching, 1908

Crow (Apsaroke) Men gazing skyward, 1908

Crow (Apsaroke) Men gazing skyward, 1908

Crow (Apsaroke) woman getting water

Crow (Apsaroke) woman getting water

Crow - Three Tipis

Crow - Three Tipis

Crow at the Rivers Edge, 1908

Crow at the Rivers Edge, 1908

Crow Chief Pretty Eagle

Crow Chief Pretty Eagle

Crow Indian, 1902

Crow Indian, 1902

Crow Indians Smoking, 1905

Crow Indians Smoking, 1905

Crow Princess, 1910

Crow Princess, 1910

Crow River Camp, 1905

Crow River Camp, 1905

Crow War Council

Crow War Council

Crow Winter Camp

Crow Winter Camp

Two Whistles, Crow Medicine Man

Two Whistles, Crow Medicine Man

Village criers, Crow

Village criers, Crow