Secretary Jewell's Statement on the Passing of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

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Date: April 4, 2016
Contacts: Jessica Kershaw,

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the following statement today on the passing of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow:

“Joe Medicine Crow was an educator, a veteran, a war chief and a living legend to so many people, including elders and young people across Indian Country.

"History flowed through Joe’s veins and he lived an extraordinary life - sharing direct oral testimony from his grandfather about the Battle of Little Big Horn to Native Americans and all who would listen. His renowned studies of First Americans and contributions to cultural and historical preservation have been critical to our understanding of America's history.

"Joe embodied the warrior spirit of the Crow people and his life was a testament to America's highest ideals. Our thoughts are with the Medicine Crow family and the Crow tribe during this difficult time."

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