Built in 2016, Medicine Crow Middle School was named to honor Montana native and war hero Joseph Medicine Crow.
The decorated WWII veteran and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom attended the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in anthropology in 1939. He is the first member of the Crow tribe to obtain a master's degree. Crow was a frequent guest speaker at Little Big Horn College and Little Big Horn Battlefield Museum, and has appeared in several documentaries about the battle. He was also a historian and author of several books, and is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn.