Since the Crow Indians were not a coastal tribe, they often made simple rafts consisting of several logs tied together when they needed to cross water. Swimmers would grip onto ropes and pull the lead across the body of water.
They relied largely on travois to transport everything from children to meats on land over long distances. Travois were a type of drag sled. The framework was built with a combination of netting and poles in such a way that it could be dragged by hand, horses or dogs.
They would travel great distances on foot, hoping to steal horses from their enemies and ride them back home.
Women played an important role in this Matriarchal society where clan lineage is traced trough the mother's family. They held a lot of tribal power, their voices were always heard and sometimes women were even chiefs. Upon marriage the men would move into the woman's house and join her family instead of the reverse.
Not only were the women in charge of home life, including looking after the children and doing household chores, but they physically built the houses, or tipis, each time the clan would move. They moved often to follow bison herds and had to have their tents disassembled and ready to go very quickly.
The Crow men were hunters. They were skilled at using bows and arrows and spears to catch their prey. They were also responsible for defending their family against attack. They often used war clubs and shields made of hide for protection.
Both men and women participated in art such as quill embroidery and carvings, music, and storytelling.