Wow. Wow. Wow.
This is powerful.
I'm a little dumbfounded that he's the first presidential candidate to EVER visit the Crow Nation! What the?
At any rate, it's a great moment in American history.
From the Washington Post:
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."
...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.
Obama told those gathered that he intended to acknowledge the "tragic history" of Native Americans over the past three centuries. They "never asked for much, only what was promised by the treaty obligations of their forebears," he said, promising to honor those treaties.
Here is Barack with his newly adopted "parents" Hartford and Mary Black Eagle.
Barack said he liked the sound of "Barack Black Eagle."
Here's a great slideshow of the event.
There are more pictures here.
Read more about First Americans for Barack Obama.