MONTANA'S FIRST IMMIGRANTS
Three Distinguished Members of the Crow Nation
July 1, 2020
Discussing these gentlemen in chronological order gives some important snapshots of the tribe beginning with a little before their occupation of the Reservation we know until the present day.
The first of these, remembered in Jane's recent painting done for this article, is Plenty-Coups, whose name all of us have seen on road signs around Billings, but what have we learned about this remarkable leader of the Mountain Crow and one of the worthiest Native Americans in the annals of the United States?
He was born "Buffalo Bull Facing the Wind," while his later, Indian name may be translated "M...