Obama 'adopted' by Crow Nation; now he's 'Barack Black Eagle'
(Photo: Tribal elders
Obama, who was greeted by a large crowd -- many in traditional clothing -- pledged to deliver world-class health care and education to tribal nations and to "shake-up" the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. "Few have been ignored by
Obama said that growing up as the biracial child of a single mother, "I know what it's like to be on the outside…I know what it's like to struggle." He promised to "never forget" his new Indian "family"
"You will be on my mind every day when I'm in the White House," he said.
At the end of his day, on the plane between
He also said he was working on the pronunciation of his new Crow name, but also had gained another moniker by way of his new family: "Barack Black Eagle," he said smiling.