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A living heritage

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When J.R. Lonelodge dances in his traditional Arapaho and Cheyenne regalia, he carries the power of the buffalo and the weight of his tribes with him. The fur around his ankles, representing the strength of the four-legged creature, and the bells around his knees, meant to intimidate opposing warriors, decorate the elaborate costume that bounced in streaks of neon yellow and blue as Lonelodge performed war dances Sunday during the Texas Championship Pow Wow in Cypress.