Today, the Crow people have a federally recognized tribe, the Crow Tribe of Montana, with an Indian reservation located in the south-central part of the state. Crow Indians are a Plains tribe, who speak the Crow language, part of the Missouri River Valley branch of Siouan languages.
The Crow tribe were a nomadic group of hunters who roamed the Great Plains in search of buffalo. They were kin to the Hidatsa tribe. The Crow were known as notorious marauders and horse-stealers. The tribe was particularly noted for their long hair which trailed to the ground.
Tribal Headquarters Blackfeet Nation. Chippewa Cree Tribe. Crow Nation. Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. Fort Belknap Assiniboine & Gros Ventre Tribes. Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes. Little Shell Chippewa Tribe. Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Visitors are welcome at powwows, but flash photography is not allowed during contests, and you should always ask dancers for permission before taking their photographs. For more information, contact the Tribal Headquarters, P.O. Box 159, Crow Agency, MT 59022 (tel. 406/638-3700), or visit www. crow -fair.com.
Quahadis were the hardest, fiercest, least yielding component of a tribe that had long had the reputation as the most violent and warlike on the continent; if they ran low on water, they were known to drink the contents of a dead horse’s stomach, something even the toughest Texas Ranger would not do.
The word Indian came to be used because Christopher Columbus repeatedly expressed the mistaken belief that he had reached the shores of South Asia. Convinced he was correct, Columbus fostered the use of the term Indios (originally, “person from the Indus valley”) to refer to the peoples of the so- called New World.
The practice was most common among eastern Woodland Indians and tribesmen of the Plains. The farther west you moved, the rarer it became. Warriors of the Great Plains decorated their bridles, lances and shields with scalp locks raised from the enemies.
All Indians are subject to federal income taxes. However, whenever a member of an Indian tribe conducts business off the reservation, that person, like everyone else, pays both state and local taxes. State income taxes are not paid on reservation or trust lands.
The Mohawk, and the Attacapa, Tonkawa, and other Texas tribes were known to their neighbours as ‘man-eaters.'” The forms of cannibalism described included both resorting to human flesh during famines and ritual cannibalism, the latter usually consisting of eating a small portion of an enemy warrior.
The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the lowest life expectancy, and a number of the poorest communities in the United States. The average life expectancy on Pine Ridge is 66.81 years, the lowest in the United States.
The Navajo Nation reservation is spread out over parts of the three states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is the largest reservation in the country with 27,425square miles that 173,667 people call home.
The Crow Indian Reservation, the largest of the seven Indian reservations in Montana, is located in south-central Montana, bordered by Wyoming to the south and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation to the east.
These tribal nations govern seven reservations that comprise nine percent of Montana’s land base. There are also many Indian people, from all of the tribes, who live off-reservations in towns and cities across Montana.
Chief Plenty Coups State Park is also on the western part of the reservation. The Crow Reservation was established by a Treaty of May 7, 1868. It was further modified by an agreement made June 12, 1880, and approved by Congress Apr.
Visit a Native American Reservation You can visit the Sacajawea Cemetery in the Wind River Reservation and many other reservations throughout Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The largest annual event on the reservation is Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, traditionally held the last week of June at Fort Washakie.