Crow Veterans Project

Accession Number
None (Housed at Little Big Horn College Archives)
Jon Ille
Access Restrictions on Use
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All publication rights are held by Little Big Horn College and use for publication must be approved by archivist.
Preferred Citation of Materials
The Crow Indian Veterans Project Collection, Little Big Horn College Archives, Crow Agency, MT 59022.

Physical Description

2 Linear Feet
Release Forms, Interview Questions, Oral Interviews (audio and video cassettes), Interview Summaries, and Final Grant Report.
The Crow Indian Veterans Project was funded with financial assistance from the Montana Historical Society. The project was created in two phases during the early 1990s with initial oral histories occurring in 1990-1991 and another set of interviews taking place in 1993. Carson Walks Over the Ice conducted the interviews with veterans who served in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the first Gulf War. Since the completion of the project, the original tapes and transcripts reside at the Little Big Horn College Archives. A duplicate of the collection resides at the Montana Historical Society in Helena.
Historical Note
The Crow Indian Veterans Project Collection documents an important historical trend during the reservation period, service by Crows in the United States military. Crows first served in the military in World War One, despite not yet gaining citizenship. Increasing numbers of young men and women joined the military in World War Two, a phenomenon that continued after the conclusion of the conflict. Crows served in each branch of the military during World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, and both Gulf Wars.

Administrative Note

The collection resides in two locations in the archives: textual materials are held in the storage area, while the audiocassettes are stored with other audio-visual holdings.

Series One

Contains textual material included in the collection including release forms, questions, the final project report, and interview summaries with notes attached.

Series Two

This series contains audio recordings of oral history interviews conducted on audio and video cassettes as part of the Crow Indian Veterans Project.