Alma Hogan Snell

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Alma Hogan Snell
Crow: Bea Azeta ("Well Known Woman")
American, Crow Nation, Greasy Mouth Clan leader
Personal details
Born (1923-01-23) January 23, 1923 (age 94)
Died May 5, 2008(2008-05-05) (aged 85)
Billings, Montana
Spouse(s) Bill Snell
Relations Grandmother, Pretty Shield, grandfather, John Goes Ahead
Children Bill Snell Jr., Ted Hogan
Known for Historian, educator, and herbalist

Alma Hogan Snell (January 10, 1923 – May 5, 2008) was an American Crow tribal historian, educator, and herbalist. She was the granddaughter of Pretty Shield.[1][2]

Snell lectured throughout the United States on the healing properties and benefits of plants, as well as on the subject of health and wellbeing.[1] She also authored two books: A Taste of Heritage [3] and Grandmother’s Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life.[1]

Alma Hogan Snell died in Billings, Montana, at the age of 85 on May 5, 2008. She was a resident of Yellowtail, Montana. She was survived by her husband Bill Snell and her sons Bill Snell Jr. and Ted Hogan.[1] and her two daughters Faith Chosa and Pearl Buchanan.


  1. ^ a b c d "Alma Hogan Snell". Billings Gazette. Billings, MT. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ Elpel, Thomas J. "Alma Hogan Snell: granddaughter of the Crow medicine woman Pretty-shield and the author of Grandmother's Grandchild, a book about growing up with Pretty-shield.". Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Now We're Cookin, Sunday Book Review, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2006

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