Do you want to own a piece of Native American history? Crow Buttes is for sale.
According to a sign there, in 1822 Sioux Indians attacked a Crow Indian camp. When the warriors fled to the buttes to gain a better vantage point, Sioux attacked the camp and raped the women. They surrounded the waterless buttes and waited until Crow warriors had all died of thirst.
In poetic justice, many of the Sioux later died of a fever they had contracted from the Crow.
Crow Buttes, in Butte County, S.D., the state’s northwestern most county, is site of a convenience store and house. This cap was for sale in store. It cost more than I wanted to pay, so I just took its picture. Crow Buttes is so nowhere that no one lives there, apparently even the c-store’s proprietors.
So if you want a job and quiet lifestyle, buy Crow Buttes. After all, how many of us can say that we own an entire town?