Barack Obama Adopted into the Crow Nation

Posted on 05/20/2008. Filed under: Barack Obama. Crow Nation |

Barack Obama proved yet again that he cares about the entire nation by being the first presidential candidate to the reservation of the Crow Nation.
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The Washington Post reports:

CROW AGENCY, Mont. — Sen. Barack Obama became the first American presidential candidate to visit the reservation of the Crow Nation, and in doing so was adopted into the nation under the Crow name “One Who Helps People Throughout the Land.”

Drums pounded and the crowd cheered as Obama was escorted to the podium by his “new parents,” Hartford and Mary Black Eagle, in the manner of a groom being walked down the aisle. Obama beamed. His adoptive parents gave Obama hugs as he stepped onto a riser to speak.

“I want to thank my new parents,” he said. “The nicest parents you could ever want to know. I like my new name. Barack Black Eagle. That is a good name!”

For all the symbolism — members of the tribe wore colorful traditional clothing and feathered head-dresses — Obama addressed some issues of serious concern not only to the 12,100-member Crow Nation but to many Native American tribes around the country.

The more I see Barack Obama reaching out to All Americans in this campaign the prouder I am of being one of his supporters and a delegate to the Texas State Convention.

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