This article has been edited since it appeared in the March 2012 Ann Arbor Observer. The dance "John" performed as a young man has been corrected, a paragraph break has been moved, and the dates of this year's powwow have been corrected.
[Originally published in March, 2012.]
I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me and thanked me for writing this story. It was my pleasure. I attended the powwow after the article came out and was thoroughly enthralled. It was a wonderful event.