Joe Medicine Crow

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Joe Medicine Crow
Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird - Aug 12 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.jpg
Joe Medicine Crow in 2009
Joseph Medicine Crow

(1913-10-27)October 27, 1913
DiedApril 3, 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 102)
Billings, Montana, United States
NationalityAmerican, Crow Nation
Alma materLinfield College
University of Southern California
OccupationTribal historian, anthropologist, author
RelativesWhite Man Runs Him (step-grandfather)
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).png Presidential Medal of Freedom
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1943–1946
Unit103rd Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Legion Honneur Chevalier ribbon.svg Légion d'honneur

Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016) was a Crow historian and author. He was also an enrolled member of the Crow Nation of Native Americans.

His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are thought to be his best known works, but he was best known for his writings and lectures about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Légion d'honneur.

He was a founding member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders & Youth. He turned 100 in October 2013.[1] He died in Billings, Montana on April 3, 2016 at the age of 102.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "PIM 'founder,' war hero Medicine Crow turns 100". Cody Enterprise. Sage Publishing. October 30, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  2. Joe Medicine Crow dies in Billings Sunday morning