A picture of Chief Little Crow was plastered across the first page of a PowerPoint presentation that 13-year-old Brandon Spencer was assembling at White Swan High School one recent morning.
"He's part of a Sioux tribe and I'm part of a Sioux tribe," the eighth-grader and Yakama tribal member said about the chief who led the Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux in the mid-1800s.
Sitting next to Spencer was 14-year-old Darnell Williams, also an eighth-grader. He was working on a presentation about Sitting Bull, once chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux.
"He was a good chief," Williams said. "He was tough."