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Obama adopted into the Crow Nation

Good afternoon, Netizens…

Thank you to our favorite Chef and Friend, John Olsen for sending this important message regarding Barack Obama:
On May 19, Obama was adopted into the Crow Nation.  (See article here
I checked the web and at the Crow’s official website, found the following:
A historical event occurred in Indian Country!  

On May, 19 2008, Senator Barack Obama a Democratic presidential candidate visited and campaigned  in the Crow Reservation.   He is the very first candidate who has taken an interest in American Indian issues and visited an Indian Reservation for a campaign rally.   Senator Barack Obama was immediately “adopted” into the Crow Nation by Hartford “Sonny” and Mary Black Eagle.  He was given a Crow name by Hartford “Sonny” Black Eagle. His name pronounced in Crow is Awe Kooda bilaxpak Kuuxshish, which means “one who helps people throughout the land.”   Barack’s Clan is of the Whistling Water and child of the Newly Made Lodge.  He was also presented with several gifts from the wives of the Executive Officials.  The gifts included a beaded medallion for his wife and miniature beaded buckskin cradle boards and purses for his two daughters.

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