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By Ginevra Kirkland
Valley County Voices 

Medicine Crow an Advocate for American Values

 


As was widely reported, Joseph Medicine Crow, a chief of the Montana Crow Tribe of Montana and a Native American historian, died in a hospice in Billings on April 3 at the age of 102.

Medicine Crow was raised on a Crow reservation near Lodge Grass, Mont. As part of the greatest generation, he served in World War II and reputedly wore war paint beneath his uniform and a sacred feather beneath his helmet. He earned the position of war chief by such acts of bravery as stealing enemies’ horses and engaging in hand-to-hand combat with a German soldier, whose life he ultimately spared.

His gran...



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