The Crow Indians are also called the Apsáalooke, Absaroka, and Apsaroke. Their name was given them by the Hidatsa, and meant "people of the large-beaked bird." Historically, they lived in the Yellowstone River Valley. A Siouan tribe, they once were part of the Hidatsa, living around the head waters of the upper Mississippi River in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Later, the Crow moved to the Devil’s Lake region of North Dakota, before splitting with the Hidatsa and moving westward.
Settling in Montana, the tribe split once again into two divisions, called the Mountain Crow and the River Crow. They were first encountered by two Frenchmen in 1743 near the present-day town of Hardin, Montana. When the Lewis and Clark expedition came upon them in 1804, they estimated some 350 lodges with about 3,500 members.
Like many other Plains Indians, the Crow traditionally lived in teepees, though theirs were often larger than other tribes. Constructed of buffalo skins and wooden poles, flying from the poles were not scalps, but strips of red cloth. Their main source of food was bison, but they also hunted mountain sheep, deer, and other game.
The Crow men were extremely proud of their long hair, which was allowed to grow extremely long, sometimes even dragging the ground, and was usually decorated with various items. Unlike the men, Crow women had short hair. While the men were known as skilled horsemen and hunters, the women were accomplished at decorating both the men’s and women’s clothing with beads, embroidery, and dyed porcupine quills, making them particularly handsome.
Explorers described the wandering tribe of hunters as extremely superstitious, skillful horsemen, and despising of the whites, though they weren’t known to kill them, usually preferring to plunder them. The Crow had more horses than any other plains tribe, numbering some 10,000 in mid 1800’s and more than 40,000 by the beginning of the 20th century.
Today, the vast majority of the Crow live on the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana The reservation, covering more than 3,600 square miles, is the fifth-largest Indian reservation in the United States. It is bordered by Wyoming to the south and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation to the east. The reservation encompasses approximately 2.3 million acres, which includes the northern end of the Bighorn Mountains, the Wolf Mountains, and the Pryor Mountains. The Bighorn River flows north from Yellowtail Dam and joins the Little Bighorn River just outside Hardin, Montana The city of Billings is approximately 10 miles northwest of the reservation boundary.
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Thanoslim (310) 2012-11-13 7:01
Υπέροχη φωτογραφία από την "Άγρια Δύση". Τα βουνά, το ποτάμι και η ινδιάνικη σκηνή δημιουργούν μια εικόνα που μόνο στην τηλεόραση μπορούμε να δούμε!!! Μου αρέσει ιδιαίτερα ο θερμός τόνος που έχεις δώσει στην φωτογραφία. Πραγματικά θαυμάζω την συλλογή που έχεις ;-)
gus72 (2508) 2012-11-30 18:04
Buenos dias Eleni !!
I saw your photos from Torreys Pines ( which I visited during our last trip to the USA ) but I chose this photo today......because Colorado is my favourite State in the U
I like the fact that the Teepee is partially hidden in this image and I also like the colour of the vegetation.
Have a nice week end.
mohammad_H (6598) 2012-12-22 7:36
Pictures are always nice and comprehensive content
Tents,tribe Indians , is the beautiful, poetic composition
Beautiful scenery, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day
pajaran (36224) 2013-01-01 23:44
Lep pogled na reku i kanjon ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o mestu, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the river and canyon ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good article on the site, well demonstrated.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
ikeharel (37316) 2013-03-03 1:28
The Indians typical tent, a "Vigvam" as it's native name, placed in the reservation for tourists, I believe, as they no longer have such residential's.
An old picture, a bit too blured - but you taken right choise to post this anyway - a world sight almost disappearing...
Stunning colos of the vegetation around.
Enjoy a nice Sunday,
Miguel82 (7790) 2013-05-03 7:10
I didn't note this picture in your gallery before,
Very wild place, good comment you write about Craw clan
So sad stories for the native..
Passe une bonne journée