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YAN tribal member Pauline Jackson cooks fry bread during Native American Week 2013. Jackson says her grandmother taught her to make fry bread close to 50 years ago. “We [make] it for events,” Jackson says. “It has nothing to do with liking it. But everybody asks for it.” VVN/Bill Helm

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Fry Bread: Tradition, treat and reminder of past for Native Americans

North America's non-indigenous people oftentimes romanticize it. Native Americans first ate it because they had little else.


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