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A multi-media talk titled “Chief Plenty Coups: A Visionary Leader of the Crow People” will be presented on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fagerberg Building, Room 70, at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming.

The program by Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area ranger Todd Johnson will provide an in-depth examination of the life of Plenty Coups, with a special focus on his leadership of the Crow Tribe.

Plenty Coups, a tireless advocate and diplomat for his people, is best known for his roles in protecting Crow lands from homesteaders, as well as mentoring a new generation of leaders like Robert Yellowtail.

“His ability as a leader to adapt to the radically changing social dynamics in the late 1800s enabled the Crow Tribe to make the transition from the 'buffalo days' to settlement on the reservation,” Johnson said in a press release. “It is a perfect example of servant leadership and how one person’s actions can make significant differences in the lives of many.”

For additional information about this program go to the Powell Valley Community Education website at or contact Christy Fleming, chief of interpretation at Bighorn Canyon, at 307-548-5402.

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