Chief Plenty Coups Crow Leader
Date Saturday July 13, 2019
Time7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM
Location Missouri Headwaters State Park
Contact Dave Andrus
(406) 285-3610
DescriptionJoin presenter Mark Bruised Head as he discusses the life of Chief Plenty Coups. Plenty Coups (1848 – 1932) was the principal chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow Nation). A visionary leader, Plenty Coups allied the Crow with the whites when the war for the West was being fought. After experiencing a vision when he was young that non-Native American people would ultimately take control of his homeland, Plenty Coups felt that cooperation would benefit his people much more than opposition. He wanted the Crow to survive as a people and their customs and spiritual beliefs to carry on. His efforts worked, and he led his people peacefully into the 20th century.

Mark Bruised Head, an enrolled member of the Crow tribe, is from traditional Crow country and the Rocky Mountains. He grew up in Garryowen, MT and graduated from Hardin High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Montana and a Master's in Public Administration from MSU, in addition to a certification in Equine Therapy through the Crow Tribe. Today, Mark is the lead maintenance man at Chief Plenty Coups State Park. He helps kids and visitors from all over the world learn about the heritage of the Crow tribe, shares a sweat lodge at the park, and makes the park look beautiful.

The Summer Speaker Series takes place behind the park office. Bring your own chairs and stay for a marshmallow roast following the event. For more information, call (406) 285-3610.

What: 2019 Summer Speaker Series: “Chief Plenty Coups, Crow Leader” with Mark Bruised Head

When: 7:00 pm Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 7pm

Where: Behind park office, Missouri Headwaters State Park, 1585 Trident Road, Three Forks, MT

All programs begin at 7 p.m. Speaker events are free; please bring your own chairs. The rain location is the United Methodist Church Annex, 116 East Cedar St., Three Forks.
For more information, call 406-285-3610 or 406-581-7696.