Joe Medicine Crow was born in 1913 and continues to travel and lecture about his tribe's history and culture.  He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion d'honneur.  He is a founding member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth.  And he is the author of numerous books on Crow history.

October 2008


Joseph Medicine Crow receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the U.S.'s highest civilian honor) from President Barack Obama on August 12, 2009


Counting Coups (9 min., the modern day example of counting coops, a segment from the Ken Burns' 2007 documentary on World War II, "The War," which takes place in 1944 France.)

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