Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Plenty Coups - Chief Of The Crows
(Circa 1848 - March 4, 1932)
"All my life I have tried to learn as the chickadee learns, by listening, profiting by the mistakes of others, that I may help my people. I hear the white man say there will be no more war. But this cannot be true. There will be other wars. Men have not changed, and whenever they quarrel they will fight, as they have always done. We love our country because it is beautiful, because we were born here. Strangers will covet it and someway try to possess it, as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow. Then there must be war, unless we have grown to be cowards without love in our hearts for our native land. And whenever war comes between this country and another, your people will find my people pointing their guns with yours. If ever the hands of my people hold the rope that keeps this country's flag high in the air, it will never come down while an
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Crow country once ranged from Three Forks to the Black Hills, from the Musselshell to the Big Horn Mountains. Red Lodge was a place of worship and protection for the Crow people when it was theirs. Please respect it and love it. It is a very good place.
This monument to Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, was made possible by Tom and Gail Hansberger of the Palisades Ranch through the Hansberger Family Foundation. Collectors of miniatures of this monument are also appreciated.
Barney Old Coyote, Francis Stewart and Friends of Plenty Coups
Sculpter, Lyle E. Johnson, Big Timber, MT; Assisted byErcel E. Johnson, Willis E. Johnson, Jonathan E. Johnson
Erected 1999 by Barney Old Coyote, Francis Stewart and Friends of Plenty Coups.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1999.
Location. 45° 11.671′ N, 109° 14.82′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Memorial is on Broadway Avenue North near 3rd Street East, on the left when traveling north. This monument is located near the Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liver-Eating Johnston's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Talmage House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman House (about 400 feet away); O'Shea House (about 400 feet away); 612 North Hauser Avenue (about 600 feet away); McDowell House (about 600 feet away); Robbins/Wiggenhorn House (about 700 feet away); Red Lodge Brewing Company/ Red Lodge Canning Company Historic District (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
Also see . . . Chief Plenty Coups -- Library@Little Big Horn College. Between 1907 and 1917, Plenty Coups performed one of his greatest services to his people by leading the successful fight against a US Senator’s efforts to dissolve Crow lands. In these same years he labored to guide his tribe in the transition from the earlier nomadic life of the Plains Indian to reservation life; strongly urging them to continue practicing their traditional ways, while doing what it took to prosper in the white man’s world. (Submitted on January 11, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.