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Counting Coup

Becoming A Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond

Book - 2006
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Meet Joseph Medicine Crow, a man raised in two worlds: according to the Crow Indian traditions and according to White man's rules.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2006.
ISBN: 9780792253921
Characteristics: 128 p., [4] p. of plates :,col. ill., col. map ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Viola, Herman J.


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Joseph Medicine Crow remembers growing up on an Indian reservation, and how he was made a chief for his actions in World War II.

May 13, 2010

Some really great details & stories in here. Medicine Crow accomplished the four war deeds that make one a Crow chief, for ex, without consciously realizing it while fighting in WWII (the only Indian in his unit)--and first learned to use a bow & arrow and canoe as a summer camp counselor in New Hampshire. Many of his grandfathers were present at the battle of Little Big Horn, and he describes his elders' transition to the reservation life imposed on them in their later years. Medicine Crow was the first male Crow to graduate from college (a female Crow graduated two years before him!). Clear simple prose, an engaging & rewarding read.


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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 24, 2010

The autobiography of Joseph Medicine Crow, who was first trained in traditional ways and then educated in the White world.

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