Crow traditions tell of their people residing in the Montana-Wyoming area for generations. The Crow people call themselves Apsáalooke or “Children of the Large Beaked Bird” and historically recognize three tribal divisions, the Mountain Crow, the River Crow and the Kicked in the Bellies. These independent bands led nomadic lifestyles, occupying their own respective territories, following yearly patterns of hunting buffalo and gathering plants, interspersed with intertribal warfare and special occasions where they gathered together for ceremonies and social events.

Driving Tour

The Museum, along with the help of numerous middle and high school students, has put together a driving tour brochure on the Crow Tribe’s influence on Stillwater County. The brochure is available at the Museum, but can also be viewed in full below.

The Museum of the Beartooths is more than just your typical small town museum. Our professional displays lend clarity to our rich, local history. The Museum’s ever-changing exhibits, enhanced with a special selection of traveling exhibits, invite visitors to stop by again and again.

As the only museum in the county, MOB displays and documents Stillwater County history through the stories, art, oral histories, artifacts, and images of residents from the past 100+ years. This rich history reaches from the Beartooth Mountains in the south to the dryland basins of the north, an area that has contributed to both Montana’s and our nation’s histories.  Our exhibits engage visitors through interesting information and unique artifacts, some that allow hands-on exploration.

Take a Tour

“This is one of the best small museums we have visited. The curation of this museum invites one in to be part of the exhibits. Fantastic job!”

– A Frequent Visitor of Small Museums

Denver, CO