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Documentary to feature Bud Lawrence's legacy in thriving powwow


MANKATO — A "true man of peace and dignity," is how Ray Owen describes Bud Lawrence, the man who founded the Mahkato Wacipi, or powwow.

A humble, conscientious leader, said Owen, who is a spiritual leader of the Dakota.

Lawrence, who is battling cancer that has spread throughout his body, may not see another powwow, said Dave Brave Heart, chair of the powwow. No one wants to dwell too much on that.


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