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
Born Joseph Medicine Crow
(1913-10-27)October 27, 1913
Near Lodge Grass, Montana, United States
Died April 3, 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 102)
Billings, Montana, United States
Nationality American, Crow Nation
Alma mater Linfield College
University of Southern California
Occupation Tribal historian, anthropologist, author
Relatives White Man Runs Him (step-grandfather)
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).png Presidential Medal of Freedom
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Template:Country data United States Army
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank Private
Unit 103rd Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Bronze 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]

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