Joseph Crow, a 95-year-old Crow Indian, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on August 12, 2009. This most prestigious award demonstrates the continued contributions that Native Americans make and have made to the betterment of the United States.
Chief Crow was the first of his Crow tribe to receive a master’s degree in anthropology. He is also a surviving Crow war chief, as well as a valliant participant in World War II. Congratulations to Joe Medicine Crow and the Crow nation! Many thanks to our great president, Obama, for his insights in recognizing the contribution of Native Americans.