Crow (trans., through French gens des corbeaux, of their own name, Absároke, crow, sparrow hawk, or bird people). A Siouan tribe forming part of the Hidatsa group, their separation from the Hidatsa having taken place, as Matthews (1894) believed, within the last 200 years. Hayden, following their tradition, placed it about 1776. According to this story it was the result of a factional dispute between two chiefs who were desperate men and nearly equal in the number of their followers.
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Archives, Libraries and Genealogy Societies
- AccessGenealogy Library – Provides a listing of our on line books, books we own, and books we will be putting on line
- Genealogy Library – Read books online for Free!
- Little Big Horn College Library
Crow Indian Biographies
- (hosted at Wikipedia)
- Chief Plenty Coups (hosted at Western Treasures)
- James Pierson Beckwourth (hosted at Find a Grave)
- Crow King (hosted at CusterLives)
- White Man Runs Him
- Hairy Moccasin
- Robert Yellowtail (hosted at Little Big Horn College Library)
- A Guide to Tracing your Indian Ancestry(PDF)
- Tribal Leaders Directory
- Recognized Indian Entities, 10/2010 Update (PDF)
Crow Indian Census Records
- 1900 Indian Territory Census (hosted at Ancestry.com)
- Crow Census Data Base (hosted at Little Big Horn College Library)
- Indians in the 11th (1890) Census of the United States
- US Indian Census Schedules 1885-1940
Crow Indian Cemetery Records
- Native American (Indian) Cemeteries, by State
Federally Recognized Tribes
P.O. Box 159
Crow Agency, MT 59022
Genealogy Help Pages
- Proving Your Indian Ancestry
- Indian Genealogy
- DNA- Testing for your Native American Ancestry
- How to Write a Genealogical Query
Crow Indian History
- Crow Indian History (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
- Crow Indian Bands
- Crow Indian Tribe Locations
- Crow Indian Tribe, Photos
- Crow Tribal Births 1949-1950
- Crow Indians (hosted at Crysta Links)
- Clark’s Speech to the Crow Indians (hosted at Discovering Lewis and Clark)
- Apasáalooke (Crow Indians) of Montana (hosted at Little Big Horn College Library)
Crow Indian Home Pages
- Crow Visions (hosted at Crow Visions)
Crow Indian Language
- Sign Language Among North American Indians
- Crow Language (hosted at Native Languages of the Americas)
Crow Indian Legends
- Creation Story (hosted at Little Big Horn College Library)
- Migration Narrative: Version IMigration Narrative: Version II
- NA-NEWBIES, A mailing list for anyone who is new to Native American genealogy.
- NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS-L, Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States.
- NATIVEAMERICAN-CHIEFS – A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the chiefs of the Native American tribes/nations in the United States. Stories or history of Chiefs in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean are also welcome.
- INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state. Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
- INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries
- INDIAN ROLL LIST, List for each of the Indian Rolls, discussion on each of the rolls
Crow Indian Military
The list of tribes and organizations below are not federally recognized. Many of them are state recognized organizations only or working towards federal recognition. We do not have the resources to check the validity of each and every organization and expect that you should before attempting to join or send a monetary contribution. We will provide a listing for any Native American organization or tribe. If you would like your organization listed please submit the information.
- Hampton School Records
- Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute
- Indian Schools, Seminaries and Asylums
Crow Indian Treaties
- Indian Treaties, Acts and Agreements
- Signers of Native American Treaties, Indian, Military and Guests
- Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties, Vol. 2
As the United States expanded westward from the original thirteen colonies, settlers often confronted the existing owners of the land. As a result the federal government often negotiated treaties with these Native Americans. This collection of official treaties was compiled by the United States and originally printed in 1904. (Subscribers Only) Try Ancestry.com’s Census Images for FREE!!!
From the Heart of the Crow Country: The Crow Indians’ Own Stories
The world of the Crow Indians comes to life in this extraordinary collection of stories from respected elder and famed storyteller Joseph Medicine Crow. Raised by traditional grandparents, who remembered life before the reservation days, Medicine Crow as a child would listen to stories that his grandfather and other elders told during sweat baths. He also learned about the Indian wars of earlier years from White Man Runs Him, one of Custer’s Crow scouts. Medicine Crow became a passionate collector of stories and information about Crow life and history. This volume is a fascinating and informative collection of legends, humorous tales, history, and detailed accounts of life and culture, all told from Crow points of view.