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Crow Nation. Tourism. Original Crow Name. Apsaalooke Apsáalooke Apsaroke Absarokee Absaro-kee Ap-sah-loo-kah Absaroka. Crow Reservation , Montana. 10,930 enrolled members (December 2003) 7,583 live on the reservation (December 2003)

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Crow nation

Crow Nation

Tourism


Original crow name

Original Crow Name

  • Apsaalooke

  • Apsáalooke

  • Apsaroke

  • Absarokee

  • Absaro-kee

  • Ap-sah-loo-kah

  • Absaroka


Crow reservation montana

Crow Reservation, Montana

  • 10,930 enrolled members (December 2003)

  • 7,583 live on the reservation (December 2003)

  • area: 3,565 square miles (9233,35 square kilometres)

  • language: Crow – Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock

  • number of Crow language speakers: 4,280 speakers (1990 census)

  • 7 main communities: Crow Agency, Wyola, Lodge Grass, Garryowen, St. Xavier, Fort Smith and Pryor


Brief historical timeline

Brief Historical Timeline

  • 1400 – ancestral tribe were living at present upper Great Lakes of

    Canada and the US

  • 1450 – split into 2 groups

    • contemporary Hidatsa – settled on the Missouri

    • Apsaalooke – moved to their present-day homeland in Montana and Wyoming

  • 1743 – the first contact with the whites

  • 1825 – the first treaty with the US

  • 1840’s – smallpox epidemics

  • 1850 – the first siege of Crow Tribe by Sioux

  • 1851 – the 1st Treaty of Fort Laramie - reservation established

  • 1864 – the Crows resisted the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho on East

    Pryor Creek

  • 1868 – the 2nd Treaty of Fort Laramie

  • June 25, 1876 – the Battle of Little Big Horn

  • 1903 – Annual Crow Fair established

  • 1905 – land cessation, Crow territory reduced

  • 1950’s – modern-day problems of Crow increase


  • Sources of tribal income and jobs

    Sources of Tribal Income and Jobs:

    • Ranching and farming

    • Resources leases (land, sand, gravel, water, timber, coal, oil and gas)

    • Government services

    • Tourism


    Tourism regions in montana

    Tourism Regions in Montana


    Tourism attractions in montana

    Tourism Attractions in Montana

    • Glacier National Park

    • Grant-Kohrs Ranch

    • Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument

    • Madison River Canyon Earthquake Area

    • Virginia City/Nevada City

    • Yellowstone National Park

    • Outdoor activities (fishing, wildlife-watching, visiting Native American sites, cross-country skiing, hunting, rock-climbing, rafting)

    • Events


    Crow attractions and events

    Crow Attractions and Events

    • Attractions

      • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Yellowtail Dam

      • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument/Reno-Benteen Battlefield

      • Chief Plenty Coups State Park

      • Little Big Horn College

        • Apsaalooke tours

  • Events

    • Annual Crow Fair (3rd week in August)

    • Annual Crow Native Days (since 2002, June)

    • Annual Battle of the Little Big Horn Re-enactment

      (June 25)


  • Projects

    Projects

    • Crow Place Name Project

      - documenting Crow place names and chronicling the stories behind them

    • The Montana Tribal Tourism Alliance

      • intertribal cooperation in tourism development

    • Crow Tribal Tourism Office


    Itrr research findings

    ITRR Research Findings

    • 84% of Crow Reservation residents feel the Crow Tribe should promote tourism

    • 67% enjoy meeting and interacting with tourists

    • 66% think there are obstacles to tourism development on the Reservation

    • 20% indicate that their place of employment provides a majority of their products or services to tourists or tourist businesses

    • the three most frequently used sources of travel information prior to visiting Montana

      • internet (48%)

      • auto clubs (26%)

      • travel guide books (25%)


    Obstacles to tourism development

    Obstacles to Tourism Development

    • Financing

    • Infrastructure

    • Underdeveloped supply of recreation activities

    • Information sources


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    Crow Country


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