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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

 

Norman Wiltsey, "Plenty Coups: Statesman Chief of the Crows," Montana The Magazine of Western History, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Autumn, 1963):. 28-39  

 

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 Sources in Edited Collections

Calloway, Collin G., ed. Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views on How the West Was Lost, Bedford Books, Boston 1996,  86-87.

 

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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