Chief Plenty Coups was a Crow Indian Chief that lived in the late 1800s as the white men were spreading westward across the US. He was, in his early years a great Crow warrior, and later in life, a leader of peace. One of his trips to Washington D.C. he visited Mt. Vernon (George Washington's homestead) and came back to Montana with the inspiration to leave his homestead to the state, as a place where all people could come and fellowship. Today his homestead is one of Montana's State Parks.
One of our youth crews spent the day resodding the Chief's store, and de-skunking the Chief's house. Earlier this year, the park staff trapped six skunks that were living under the Chief's porch. Our job was to dig a trench around the porch, attach wire mesh to the porch and backfill the trench with dirt to keep animals from finding refuge under the house.