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Robert (Bob) Moody Jr.

Name: Robert (Bob) Moody Jr.

Tribe: Pokagon Band Potawatomi

Tribal Position: Traditional singer and dancer.

Profession: Engineer.

Education: High school, some college.

Favorite Sports: Hunting, fishing, football.

Hobbies/Special Interests: Singing, dancing, camping.

Religion: Traditional.

Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Traditional singer, traditional dancer-ceremonies.

Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Ceremonies are observed and lodges still go on.

Do you speak your tribal language? Somewhat.

Misconceptions: Too many John Wayne movies. Too many stereo types.

Offensive words/actions: Redskin, dirty Indian, chief, Pow wow the Indian boy.