December 27, 2008

Crows to honor one of their own

Indian participation in Obama’s inauguration takes shapeRobert Old Horn, executive assistant to the Crow Nation Chairman Carl Venne, said that tribal members had long been interested in being part of the parade, especially after the Crow’s adopted Obama into the tribe when he visited the reservation on May 19. During that campaign visit, he was given a Crow name, which translates to “One who helps people throughout the land.” Members of the family that adopted Obama were special guests of his at the DNC.

Old Horn said that Crow Nation parade participants will ride painted horses single file, while wearing special traditional regalia.

“We want to celebrate and support not only the President of the United States of America, but also celebrate with one of our own,” Old Horn said. “We feel very humbled, but also proud that we will be able to come forward with our support.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The 2008 Presidential Campaign.

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