Chief Plenty Coups State Park receives grant from National Park Service
By angelamontana

Posted: February 3, 2022

Funds will be used to restore Crow leader’s home and store

The house and store of Crow leader, Chief Plenty Coups, located within Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Pryor, Montana, was recently awarded a $140,537 Save America’s Treasurers (SAT) grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. The grant provides a 50 percent match for funding previously allocated to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, who manages the state park.

The log home of Chief Plenty Coups, which is referred to by the Crow as “Alek-Chea-Ahoosh,” and the adjacent store are nationally significant historic resources and the park is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Preservation and repair of Chief Plenty Coups home and store will include roof replacement and work on the home’s foundation, re-chinking and re-daubing logs, window rebuilding and re-glazing, roof replacement and the replacement of any rotted logs. The preservation construction work will begin this summer and likely will extend into 2023.

For more information about the project, please contact Chief Plenty Coups State Park Manager Aaron Kind at akind@mt.gov.

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