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Last Crow Warchief

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by lwd, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. lwd

    lwd Ace

    Jul 24, 2007
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    The link is to a facebook page so not sure if people will be able to see it but:
    Heres's the text:
    "he man you are looking at is Joseph Medicine Crow, a war chief of the Crow Nation. Born near Lodge Grass, Montana on Oct 27, 1913, he enlisted in US Army in 1943, becoming a scout in the 103rd Infantry Division and fought in World War II. Whenever he went into battle, he wore his war paint beneath his uniform and a sacred eagle feather beneath his helmet. Medicine Crow completed all four tasks required to become a war chief: Touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, leading a successful war party and stealing an enemy's horse.
    He touched a living enemy soldier and disarmed an enemy when he turned a corner and found himself face to face with a young German soldier:
    “The collision knocked the German's weapon to the ground. Mr. Crow lowered his own weapon and the two fought hand-to-hand. In the end Mr. Crow got the best of the German, grabbing him by the neck and choking him. He was going to kill the German soldier on the spot when the man screamed out 'momma.' Mr. Crow then let him go.”
    He also led a successful war party and stole an enemy horse, making a midnight raid to steal the horses from a battalion of German officers (as he rode off, he sang a traditional Crow honor song.) He is the last member of the Crow tribe to become a war chief and the last living Plains Indian war chief. His awards include the Bronze Star, the Legion of Honor and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    After the war, Medicine Crow earned a Master's Degree in anthropology, and the first member of his tribe to earn a Master's. He's also a tribal historian, author, spokesman and, at 102 young to this day, an overall bad ass."

    His picture is in the article.
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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Member

    Sep 25, 2011
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    Why would the US Army have a 'midnight raid to steal horses from a battalion of German officers' ?

    Smells fishy to me.
  3. Takao

    Takao Ace

    Apr 27, 2010
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    Reading, PA
    Joseph Medicine Crow explains it a little better here:


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