Arts, Crafts and Food! Fry Bread | Periscope

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Arts, Crafts and Food!

Have you ever tasted fry bread or made a dreamcatcher? Powwows are great places to experience Native American crafts, clothing and food. 

Fry bread can be found at most powwows. It is an important part of traditional Native American meals and festivals. Bread was introduced by the Europeans in the 1600s. The idea of frying it became popular on Indian reservations in the 19th century. After being confined to reservations, Native Americans had limited access to ingredients for food. Flour, salt, and corn oil were some of the few ingredients available, so fry bread was as much of a necessity as it was a tradition.