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Dancers in native dress filed into a small amphitheater and circled a ceremonial fire, shells and beads jingling out a gentle rhythm as they walked. The Sunday evening ceremonies at Sacramento's Camp Pollock near the American River opened what the Redding-based Winnemem Wintu Indians billed as a H'up Chonas, or war dance.