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Chief Plenty Coups (Alek-Chea-Ahoosh) Home

Pryor, Montana
County of Big Horn.
.5 mi. West of Pryor, at the intersection of BIA roads #5 and #8 (Edgar Road)
National Register Number: 70000354
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MT-at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: www.plentycoups.org; 406-252-1289.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1999):
The homestead of Chief Plenty Coups, one of the last and most celebrated traditional chiefs of the Crow Indians, includes the house of Chief Plenty Coups, an adjacent log store operated by the chief, and the Plenty Coups Spring, a site of historic and cultural significance to the Crow people. Chief Plenty Coups established the homestead in 1884 and lived there until his death in 1932 making his political career of more than a half a century one of the longest of any chief. One of the most important Native American leaders of the transitional period and an ambassador and negotiator for the Crow, Chief Plenty Coups advocated the adoption of those aspects of American culture necessary to succeed on the reservation while maintaining traditional Crow religious beliefs and cultural values.

There are no threats to the landmark.

The park received a Montana Indian Education for All grant, which allowed for gathering information from tribal elders.

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