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Crow people

the crow who when to the birds

The Indians called by them as Apsarókas or Apsálooke, were a powerful legion of 5,500 individuals and some 10,000 horses before the whites came to seize everything.

They were a proud and warrior people, they despised all white who stepped on their plains

They based their economy mainly as nomads, they liked to go hunting for bison as it was a highly valued animal among the tribe and at the height of all Crow, their hunting method was really tactical, the hunters knew their prey, they knew about his temperament, a hunter entered the herd of bison disguised with a wolf skin, the alpha bison would defend his family, while that disguised wolf would begin to shoot to injure or kill the beast with one accurate shot, while others Around them they shot to dissipate and confuse the animals, causing the stress to make them take false steps, breaking their legs, or they would push them to a cliff and there others waited to proceed to butcher them.

They loved the prairies it is believed that their civilization had its peak in Montana others say in Yellowstone, they were nomads they went where “THE GREAT SPIRIT TOLD THEM” Not because they were nomads they had no rules they were rigid in terms of their politics and flexible In his thinking, if there was an old man who could be a burden for the “Tribe” The tradition was to leave him in the forest and the old man with resignation accepted his fate because that old man had been young and believed in those precepts. We also remember that death for the ancient west was an offering to mother earth.

Another rule they had was to abandon or sacrifice the blind to his fate because he would not hunt, he would never see the moon, he would not run from winter, he would simply be a burden, so it was better to sacrifice a life and save the people.

They were very spiritual, as soon as winter came the hunters were benevolent with the land that had given them life, they left their Tipis, with meat for the deer that had been hunted, the fruit that had been allowed to eat, and the warrior that she had allowed herself to be killed to preserve her family, the fish that had entered her nets to feed her children and Mother Earth for having been with her and having seen her children born who would later take care of her.

The scout in winter crow 1908
The scout in winter crow 1908
Medicine Crow warrior
Medicine Crow warrior
Inside a crow tipi
Inside a crow tipi
Crow warrior
Crow people mom and son
Crow people mom and son
Crow Native American girls
Crow Native American girls
Crow dancers
Crow dancers
Crow couple
Crow couple
 Running Deer, of the Crow people, 1883
Running Deer, of the Crow people, 1883