Don explained the history of fry bread and how the tradition. But, sadly, there is now more to the story.
On another forum I belong to there has been a discussion about some Indian traditions and how they have been lost.
Today, on many reservations the natives are living unhealthy and short lives with diets of often nothing more than malt beer and fry bread. It may be comfort food that can help sustain life in a survival situation but is deadly as an exclusive diet.
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