The President and Native Americans
It was election time, so Barack Obama decided to go out to the local reservation to gather support from the Native Americans.
They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech.
Obama had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was getting more and more excited.
“I promise better education opportunities for Native Americans!”
The crowd went wild, shouting “Hoya! Hoya!”
Obama was a bit puzzled by the native word, but was encouraged by their enthusiasm.
“I promise gambling reforms to allow a Casino on the Reservation!”
“Hoya! Hoya!” cried the crowd, stomping their feet.
“I promise more social reforms and job opportunities for Native Americans!”
The crowd reached a frenzied pitch shouting “Hoya! Hoya! Hoya!”
After the speech, Obama was touring the Reservation, and saw a tremendous herd of cattle.
Wanting to show his interest, he asked the Chief if he could get closer to take a look at the cattle.
“Sure,” the Chief said, “but be careful not to step in the hoya.”