Absarokee is a small town with a lot of character. The name originates from the Crow Indians who, in the Hidatsa language, were referred to as Absarokee or “Big Beaked Bird.” The white man referred to them as The Crow. The town of Absarokee used to be part of the Crow Reservation and the Old Crow Agency is just outside of town, marked with a plaque. Located on the Stillwater and Rosebud Rivers, the town sits about a mile away from the Bozeman Trail. Oliver Hovda built the ﬁrst house, a pre-fab from Sears and Roebuck, in 1904.