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As the final months of his term as Commander-in-Chief wind down, President Obama is having some fun with the job while he still can.

Take today, for example, as he gamely tried on a Native American outfit at the Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

The president was wrapped in a ceremonial blanket and donned a traditional upside-down cone-shaped hat.

Obama was ceremonially adopted in 2009 into the Crow tribe, which gave him the name “One Who Helps People Throughout the Land.”

The blanket he wore today bore the inscription of his Native American name, as well as another: Barack “Black Eagle” Obama.

Obama was also given one of the ceremonial gifts for the first lady, prompting him to joke that she's a blanket thief.

“Glad you have a blanket for Michelle, so she doesn't steal mine — and she would, too. I'm just saying.”

This was Obama's eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, which recognizes hundreds of tribes and tribal relationships in the United States. As President, Obama has visited more tribal communities than any other previous president in history.

Perhaps it's because in addition to shining a light on Native Americans, he's also hoping for good karma in the afterlife? He closed his remarks to the crowd today by saying: “Thank you for this journey. I'll see you on the other side.”