By Associated Press, Published: November 28

BILLINGS, Mont. — An elder from Montana’s Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died.

Hartford “Sonny” Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe’s reservation in the southeastern part of the state, said his son, Crow tribal Chairman Cedric Black Eagle.

via Elder from Montana’s Crow tribe who ‘adopted’ Obama into his family dies at age 78 – The Washington Post.