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.