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Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond

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Picture a Crow Indian elder, his wizened eyes catching yours in the ancient flicker of firelight. His mesmerizing stories span the ages, from Custer to World War II to the 21st Century. He is the last traditional chief of his people. He is over 90 years old. Now picture that same man lecturing at colleges nationwide, and addressing the United Nations on the subject of peace.

National Geographic presents the amazing life story of Joseph Medicine Crow, the man who begins life as Winter Man. Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Yellowtail, he bathes in icy rivers and endures the ceremony of "counting coup"—facing fierce combat with an enemy Sioux boy.

An operation at the local hospital brings the young Crow face-to-face with his worst fears: a Sioux, a ghost, and a white man. He excels at the white man's school and is raised in the Baptist faith. He translates the stories of the elder chiefs, becoming the link to the ancient traditions of the pre-reservation generation. His own dramatic and funny stories span both ages, and the ancient Crow legends are passed on in the storytelling tradition.

Joseph Medicine Crow's doctorate degree was interrupted by the call to arms of World War II. On the battlefields of Germany he earned the ancient status of War Chief by completing the four war deeds required of the Crow warrior.

In 1948 the Crow Tribal Council appointed Joseph Medicine Crow (now called High Bird) their Tribal Historian and Anthropologist.

Counting Coup is a vibrant adventure narrative, bringing Native American history and culture alive for young readers. Joseph Medicine Crow's story illuminates the challenges faced by the Crow people as hurricanes of change raged through America. His epic story and its lessons are an essential legacy for us all.

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Picture a Crow Indian elder, his wizened eyes catching yours in the ancient flicker of firelight. His mesmerizing stories span the ages, from Custer to World War II to the 21st Century. He is the last traditional chief of his people. He is over 90 years old. Now picture that same man lecturing at colleges nationwide, and addressing the United Nations on the subject of peace. National Geographic presents the amazing life story of Joseph Medicine Crow, the man who begins life as Winter Man. Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Yellowtail, he bathes in icy rivers and endures the ceremony of "counting coup"--facing fierce combat with an enemy Sioux boy. An operation at the local hospital brings the young Crow face-to-face with his worst fears: a Sioux, a ghost, and a wh

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Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Joseph Medicine Crow, the last traditional chief of the Crow tribe, went on to fight in World War II, earn a doctorate, and, in his 90s, lectured at colleges and addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace. Photos.

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow lives in Lodge Grass, MT. He is the last traditional chief of the Crow tribe. His anthropology master's thesis, "The Effects of European Culture Contact Upon the Economic, Social, and Religious Life of the Crow Indians," and his book From the Heart of Crow Country: The Crow Indians' Own Story remains one of the most widely read resources on Crow culture today.

Dr. Herman J. Viola is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. His research specialties include the American Indian, the Civil War, and the exploration of the American West. He has authored numerous books for adults on these topics, including Exploring the West, After Columbus, Warrior Artists, and Little Bighorn Remembered: the Untold Indian Story of Custer's Last Stand. Viola's books for young people include the middle school social studies textbook Why We Remember and Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna, which he co-authored with Joseph Lekuton. Dr. Viola lives with his wife Susan in Falls Church, VA, and Bozman, MD.

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ISBN:
9780792253914
With:
Viola, Herman
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
With:
Viola, Herman
Author:
Viola, Herman
Author:
Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow
Author:
Crow, Joseph Medicine
Author:
Crow, Joseph Medicine Dr
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Crow indians
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
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Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.58x6.32x.63 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
05-09

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"Synopsis" by , Picture a Crow Indian elder, his wizened eyes catching yours in the ancient flicker of firelight. His mesmerizing stories span the ages, from Custer to World War II to the 21st Century. He is the last traditional chief of his people. He is over 90 years old. Now picture that same man lecturing at colleges nationwide, and addressing the United Nations on the subject of peace. National Geographic presents the amazing life story of Joseph Medicine Crow, the man who begins life as Winter Man. Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Yellowtail, he bathes in icy rivers and endures the ceremony of "counting coup"--facing fierce combat with an enemy Sioux boy. An operation at the local hospital brings the young Crow face-to-face with his worst fears: a Sioux, a ghost, and a wh
"Synopsis" by , Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Joseph Medicine Crow, the last traditional chief of the Crow tribe, went on to fight in World War II, earn a doctorate, and, in his 90s, lectured at colleges and addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace. Photos.
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