Two Bighorn Sheep Near Bighorn Canyon, Wyoming Rocky Mountain Field Trip 2010 (44) Black and Whitex5HDR 5 spaced 0.5.jpg
Bighorn sheep were among the most admired animals of the Apsaalooka (Crow) people in the Bighorn Mountain Range. In the book "About The Crow: Introduction" by Graetz, Old Coyote describes a legend related to the bighorn sheep: "A man possessed by evil spirits attempts to kill his heir by pushing the young man over a cliff, but the victim is saved by getting caught in trees. Rescued by bighorn sheep, the man takes the name of their leader, Big Metal. The other sheep grant him power, wisdom, sharp eyes, sure-footedness, keen ears, great strength, and a strong heart. Big Metal returns to his people with the message that the Apsaalooka people will survive only so long as the river winding out of the mountains is known as the Bighorn River."
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