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Crows in the Yellowstone
by Howard Terpning
Government propaganda helped spread the rumor that the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone kept “superstitious” Indians, who were “afraid of evil spirits”, away from this mystical and fertile land. Declared a national park in 1872, Yellowstone was the scene of a set of
There is a world of difference between recognizing the sacred nature, mystery and power of a place, and being afraid of it. The Crow respected and revered what they called “land of the burning ground” or “land of vapors.” Though they lived primarily in the region to the east of what became Yellowstone National Park, the Crow camped and hunted throughout the region.
The Crow were expert horsemen. They dubbed the horse Ichilay, meaning “to search with,” perhaps referring to the search for enemies and game. While other Plains tribes used the travois for hauling, the Crow, from children to elders, all rode and used packhorses that enabled them to
And then, it was almost impossible to catch the Crow, especially if they took refuge behind the Absaroka Range in what is now Yellowstone.
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