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ERIC Number: EJ902715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Medaling in Education: Elder of the Year Teaches TCU Students to Walk on Both Sides
Brien, Luella
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v21 n3 p12-15 Spr 2010
The heart of Little Big Horn College (LBHC) is wrapped in the passion of Joseph Medicine Crow. Medicine Crow, 96, a nationally renowned tribal elder and historian, has been influencing education on the Crow Reservation in Montana for decades. As one of the founding members of the Crow Education Commission, he helped start LBHC in 1980. Medicine Crow deeply influences the administrators, faculty, and students at the tribal college. His vision to provide education for Crow people continues to live through the other leaders of the college. Not only has Medicine Crow contributed vision to the college, he has contributed his time and his archives. As a long-time tribal historian, Medicine Crow has been collecting oral histories, first-hand accounts, academic papers, photographs, and other historic gems. He has made an impact in Indian Country and across the nation. He is well-respected and has influenced Indian education. In recognition of that, the National Indian Education Association honored him as Elder of the Year in 2009. For all of his medals and national recognition, education is the issue at the forefront of Medicine Crow's mind, specifically education in Crow Country. This article describes how he inspires students with his groundbreaking achievements and service as an LBHC adjunct instructor and lifelong educator.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana