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Crow Nation War Chief Joseph Medicine Crow Dies at 102

HeadlineApr 04, 2016

Crow Nation war chief, activist and historian Joseph Medicine Crow has died at the age of 102. He was the last surviving war chief for the Crow Nation—a distinction he earned after completing the requirements to become war chief during his U.S. military service in World War II. Medicine Crow was also an acclaimed historian, best known for his work on the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, in which a combination of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho nations defeated the U.S. Army and killed Army officer George Armstrong Custer.

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