Questions for Further Exploration
Open-ended questions allow students to explore scientifically significant questions while focusing on their own interests. Here are a few questions that are important to understanding the story of coalbed methane development on the Crow Reservation.
How has/will coalbed methane development affect the culture of the Crow peoples?
Cultural Heritage webpage.
Why did coalbed methane development begin, and why does it take place on the Crow Reservation?
Coalbed Methane webpage and the Exploration and Development History webpage.
What impacts could occur as a result of coalbed methane development?
Environmental and Human Health Impacts webpage.
What (if any) policies have been put into effect to aid the people of the Crow Reservation, and what policies could aid in the future?
Image 1 - Crow wardancers. Photo courtesy of the Library at Little Big Horn. Image 2 - row tribe members in front of a tipi. Photo courtesy of the Library at Little Big Horn. Image 3 - Eight Crow prisoners under guard at Crow agency, Montana. Photo courtesy of The National Archives. Image 4 - Crow women in traditional Elk tooth dresses, one sitting and holding a baby. Photo courtesy of the Library at Little Big Horn.