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mfp Native American artist pic

Pat ChristmanNakoma Volkman stands in front of copies of his artwork and writings he was selling at the 41st annual Mahkato traditional wacipi. This year, besides being a vendor, Volkman gave two presentations to college students during the powwow. The Rochester man discussed the regalia he was wearing, corrected some of Hollywood's stereotypes of Indians and gave a brief drum demonstration to about a dozen youths who sat inside a tipi on the grounds at Land of Memories Park.