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The description of all the people coming from all over to the pow wow is just as apt a description of America in general as it is specific to Native Americans. People come from all over and all of them have stories to tell and all of us are out on the open road – from Thoreau to Steinbeck to Kerouac to McCarthy – telling stories of America that make up America and define America. And they are made up as we go.