It wasn’t just the first presidential visit to an Indian reservation since the advent of Twitter.
It was only the fourth time in American history a sitting U.S. President had visited a reservation.
President Obama’s journey to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota produced a flurry of tweets from Indian Country, and Indian Country Today Media Network combed through them to pick 10 of the best.
On a windy Friday afternoon on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, President Barack Obama – arriving on “Indian Time” – became the fourth U.S. president to ever visit an Indian reservation. The day was marked by celebration, tradition, optimism and pessimism and, of course, good ol’ fashioned Native American humor.
Simon Moya-Smith wrote the introduction to the top 10 tweets, which included photographs of a smiling President Obama interacting with dancers and children, and one of First Lady Michelle Obama licking her lips after sampling a well-known Indian Country food that included the notation, “Got a new #Frybread Felon.”