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Drums beat for veterans, community at powwow

Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at five times the national average, according to the United Service Organizations. Pride in that service was on display throughout the Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow last weekend, with military uniforms and camouflage interspersed with a dazzling display of traditional regalia worn by 476 dancers competing in the powwow.

Drummers pounded out the Veterans Song, while flags from every military branch, eagle staffs from various reservations, and families led the grand entry Sunday. Anyone with a relative who served was invited into the arena to honor their...