Dr. Joe Medicine Crow
During a White House ceremony in 2009, President Obama presented Dr. Medicine Crow with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and stated:
“Born just a generation past the Battle of the Little Big Horn, a grandson of a scout for General Custer himself, _
r. Joseph Medicine Crow was the first member of his tribe to attend college and earn a Master’s. Before completing his PhD, he left to serve in World War II. Wearing war paint beneath his uniform, and a sacred feather beneath his helmet, Joseph Medicine Crow completed the four battlefield deeds that made him the last Crow war chief. Historian, educator, and patriot — a good man, a bacheitche in Crow — Dr. Medicine Crow’s life reflects not only the warrior spirit of the Crow people, but America’s highest ideals.”
Senator Sanders is right when he states in his campaign speeches that we Americans owe the 1st Peoples a debt of gratitude for the greatest gif of allt to us - the importance of living in nature, not destroying it! "Please forgive those who went before," my words.