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Chief Plenty Coups of the Crow

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Plenty Coups (1848-1932) was both a political and religious leader for the Crow nation.  Contrary to the politics practiced by the neighboring Sioux and Cheyenne tribes which opposed white settlement. Plenty Coup encouraged alliances with European settlers and education for the Crow. 


Secondary Sources


Gildart, Bert, “A Place of Peace,” Montana Outdoors, March-April 2004, 


Hoxie, Frederick, Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995


Bauch, Jerry, Children of the Large Beaked Bird: History and Culture of the Crow Nation, self published, 2002


Old Coyote, Lloyd and Helene Smith, Apsaalooka: The Crow Nation Then and Now, MacDonal/Sward Publishing Company, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1993.


Primary Sources at the Montana Historical Society


Linderman, Frank B. ed., Plenty Coups: Chief of the Crows, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002. 


Primary and Secondary Sources on the Internet


Plenty Coups State Monument: http://fwp.mt.gov/parks/visit/parkSiteDetail.html?id=283264

Plenty Coups Biography, “Your Dictionary:” http://www.yourdictionary.com/biography/plenty-coups

Chief Plenty Coups State Park website: http://www.nezperce.com/pcmain.html (provides historical photographs) 


Vertical Files at the Montana Historical Society


Plenty Coups 1 and 2

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