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Indian fry bread, the puffy, plate-sized treat of powwows nationwide, is the ultimate American Indian comfort food — and the raison d’être of a long trail of Western roadside food stands from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon.
Love for this food is demonstrated in songs, on countless Internet forums and by T-shirt slogans such as “Fry Bread Power” to “Will Work for Fry Bread.”
Most of the 500-plus Indian nations in the U.S. offer a version of it.