Crow (Apsáalooke)

The Apsáalooke (also known as the Absarokee), or Crow as they have been formally known, are located on the Northwest Plains and are part of the collective group of Sioux Nations. The Mountain Crows in southern Manitoba and northern Wyoming and the River Crows of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers are the two main bands. The Crow peoples are well-known for their quillwork and beadwork. 1

The University of Victoria's Art Collection has an amazing set of of dolls by Crow artist Winona Plentyhoops. There are also two beautifully detailed and beaded contemporary Crow cradleboards.


1 Johnson, Mark (2007) Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America. 3rd Ed. Pp 122. Richmond Hill, ON: Firefly Books.
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