Two women participate in a Native American women's jingle dance at Fort Atkinson on Aug. 4. The dance, which began around the Great Lakes area with the Ojibwa people, originated as a dance related to healing.

As the story goes, a man contemplating a relative's illness had a vision of a dance during a solitary excursion. The jingle comes from rolled chewing snuff lids sewn to the dress, which were traded for from fur traders in the 1850s.

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