Counting Coup

SKU: 0792253914

Joe Medicine Crow
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Crow, Plains
Book Type:
National Geographic
Copyright Date:

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Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond is a memoir of Joseph Medicine Crow, a traditional chief of the Crow Nation in Montana. He describes his family, cultural traditions, growing up on the reservation, World War II experiences, and how he earned the status of War Chief by completing the four war deeds required of the Crow warrior. Joseph Medicine Crow (1913-   ) was raised by his grandparents who recalled the time before their Nation was sent to live on a reservation. Joseph's grandfather also recounted his involvement during the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. Joseph was the first person from his Nation to earn a Master's Degree at the University of Southern California in 1939. He was also named the official tribal historian and anthropologist for his Crow Nation. In 2009 President Obama awarded Joseph Medicine Crow with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This remarkable man's own words describe his view of the world, his belief in the value of peace, and is an important contribution to Native American literature for students. Guided Reading Level: W; Lexile measure 950. ATOS Reading Level: 3.9. Joseph Medicine Crow receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

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