Joe Medicine Crow, Last War Chief Of Crow Nation, Dies At 10204:50
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U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Crow War Chief Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow High Bird during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 12, 2009.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Crow War Chief Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow High Bird during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 12, 2009. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Joseph Medicine Crow, a World War II veteran, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and revered elder of the Crow Nation, died Sunday at the age of 102.

Born in a log home near Lodge Grass, Montana, Crow became the first member of the Crow Nation to earn a graduate degree.

He was a Crow War Chief, having completed the required four war deeds while fighting for the 103rd Infantry in Germany during World War II.

Shane Doyle, a Crow Nation member who teaches at Montana State University, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson for a look at the extraordinary life of Joseph Medicine Crow.

Guest

  • Shane Doyle, a member of the Crow Nationa, who teaches in the Native American Studies program at Montana State University.

This segment aired on April 4, 2016.

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