Tradition

“I’m a fourth-generation circus performer.”

I’m a fourth-generation circus performer. My mother is originally from Hungary and my father is originally from Bulgaria. My great-grandfather and great-grandmother started circus arts in Budapest. He did slack wire, balancing on a thin wire suspended in air and juggled side-by-side with my great-grandmother. Photos by Hedi Lamarr Rudd  In 1963, both my grandmas

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Sofia Zsilak Petrov | Baraboo, WI

“I am descended from people who embraced the breath of life.”

People assume just because I live here on the reservation that I’ve been here all my life. But I have to tell them no, I was born in Chicago, and I’m a product of the Indian Relocation Act. Photos by Megan Monday “The Indian Relocation Act was an initiative that displaced Native Americans from the

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Edith Leoso | Odanah, WI