Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow lives in Lodge Grass, MT. He is the last traditional chief of the Crow tribe. His anthropology master's thesis, The Effects of European Culture Contact Upon the Economic, Social, and Religious Life of the Crow Indians, and his book From the Heart of Crow Country: The Crow Indians' Own Story remains one of the most widely read resources on Crow culture today.
A veteran of World War II, he is, as of 2014, the last living Plains Indian war chief. In 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.