Crow Dog came to notoriety when he shot and killed the Brule chief, Spotted Tail.
After killing the chief, Crow Dog was tried for murder in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. He was found guilty and sentenced to die, but the case went to the Supreme Court of the US. The decision was that the government had no jurisdiction over a territory and Crow Dog was freed.
This picture is of Crow Dog's personal pipe bowl with its round stem.