The history finds out that Mandan Tribe settled at the banks of Missouri River, Knife River and Heart River. A location called Devil’s Backbone about 15 miles upstream on the Ohio River from Louisville, KY was reported to be an ancient home of Welsh Indians. [52] Given trade and travel patterns, there were numerous ways for people to have been infected, as they had been in earlier, also severe, epidemics. It slowly spread northward through the Spanish empire, by trade and warfare, reaching the northern plains in 1781. [45] Francis Chardon, in his Journal at Fort Clark 1834–1839, wrote that the Gros Ventres (ie. The horses helped with the expansion of Mandan hunting territory on to the Plains. Today, the Mandan are a part of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, located in New Town, North Dakota. It covers the present-day areas of South and North Dakota. Archaeological evidence shows that the Mandan also ate fish. Neither of the Variola’s are bugs that you want to get. In addition to eating the meat, the Mandan used all parts of the buffalo, so nothing went to waste. (Ed. Consequent intermarriage and interbreeding meant that any unique genetic heritage they may have had was quickly erased, and the last known full-blooded Mandan was a Mattie Grinnell, who died in 1971. The survivors banded together with the nearby surviving Hidatsa in 1845 and moved upriver, where they developed Like-a-Fishhook Village. Today, Mandan is a growing city passionately retaining its hometown atmosphere and history. The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 recognized 12 million acres (49,000 km²) of land in the territory owned jointly by these tribes. for the opportunity to testify on the appropriations priorities of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation). Lone Man was involved in many of the creation myths as well as one of the flood myths. [37], The Arikara Indians were from time to time also among the foes of the Mandans. That document is on file in the UK British archives and digitized online. The Sioux came in contact with the Mandan about 1750 and from them received their first horses. He had survived the smallpox epidemic of 1781, but in 1812 Chief Sheheke was killed in a battle with Hidatsa. I am left guessing we are related. [15] But they continued their famous hospitality, and the Lewis and Clark expedition stopped near their villages for the winter because of it. The Mandan and their language received much attention from European Americans, in part because their lighter skin color caused speculation they were of European origin. [59] This land is located in Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Mountrail and Ward counties in North Dakota. With the Mandan teetering on the edge of extinction, enemy tribes swept in and took them as slaves, after which they were assimilated and absorbed. Howard, James H.: "Butterfly's Mandan Winter Count: 1835-1876". Toward the end of the 19th century, the Mandan began constructing small log cabins, usually with two rooms. "[6] George Catlin said the Mandans (or See-pohs-kah-nu-mah-kah-kee, "people of the pheasants", as they call themselves)[7]. It was here that Lewis and Clark first met Sacagawea, a captive Shoshone woman. Lone Man traveled around, making tobacco and people and precipitating events that resulted in ceremonies. Furthermore, if the Mandan were living in the Ohio River Valley before their migration to the Missouri River area, the would not have been living in close proximity to the runestone if the Vikings were in Minnesota. [28], In 1825 the Mandans signed a peace treaty with the leaders of the Atkinson-O'Fallon Expedition. The boys began fasting for religious visions at the age of ten or eleven. In 1608 one of the Jamestown settlers reported that the Mandoag Indians spoke a language that resembled Welsh and he had been asked to interpret. Catlin believed the Mandan were the "Welsh Indians" of folklore, descendants of Prince Madoc and his followers who had emigrated to America from Wales in about 1170. Majority of Mandans are still living in North Dakota today. 18th-century reports about characteristics of Mandan lodges, religion and physical features among tribal members, such as blue and grey eyes along with lighter hair coloring, stirred speculation about the possibility of pre-Columbian European contact. They were a more settled tribe than most, establishing year round villages and permanent homes. The first humans lived underground near a large lake. Their native Mandan language is still spoken today by only one elder. Women owned and tended the gardens, where they planted several varieties of corn, beans and squash. The Mandan tribe - The \"Tattooed People\"The Mandan tribe were known as \"the tattooed people\". Location. The Okipa began with the young men not eating, drinking, or sleeping for four days. Numerous European Americans held that there were Welsh Indians in these remote areas, a persistent myth that was widely written about. The nine villages had consolidated into two villages in the 1780s, one on each side of the Missouri. By DNA, I am related to the line of William This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Mandan bartered corn in exchange for dried bison meat. As of 2010[update], programs in local schools encourage students' learning the language.[9]. During the winter months, men would commonly wear deerskin tunics and leggings with moccasins. Yet in light of all the deaths, the almost complete annihilation of the Mandans, and the terrible suffering the region endured, the label criminal negligence is benign, hardly befitting an action that had such horrendous consequences. Their Origin and Racial Status. Today, Mandan is a growing city passionately retaining its hometown atmosphere and history. Catlin painted and drew scenes of Mandan life as well as portraits of chiefs, including Four Bears or Ma-to-toh-pe. What was known as Double Ditch Village was located on the east bank of the Missouri River, north of where present-day Bismarck developed. The Mandan people speak English today. Deer antlers were used to create rake-like implements used in farming. To the north of the river, Lone Man created the Great Plains, domesticated animals, birds, fish and humans. Construction of the fortifications here and at other locations along the Missouri has been found to have correlated to periods of drought, when peoples would have raided each other for food.[16]. Similarly afflicted, the much reduced Hidatsa people joined them for defense. Although they were sometimes identified by a name belonging to one of the four divisions of Mandan—Nuitadi, Nuptadi, Awigaxa, or Istopa—or by one of the village names, there is no evidence that these were as Significant as "Mandan." Early studies by linguists gave evidence that the Mandan language may have been closely related to the language of the Ho-Chunk or Winnebago people of present-day Wisconsin. The tribes called for the United States Army to intervene, and they would routinely ask for such aid until the end of Lakota primacy. In 1608 one of the Jamestown settlers reported that the Mandoag Indians spoke a language that resembled Welsh and he had been asked to interpret. In honor of their hosts, the expedition dubbed the settlement they constructed Fort Mandan. Unlike the women, men would wear various ornaments in their hair. The Mandan did not have other land that was as fertile or viable for agriculture. They built a settlement known as Crow Creek village on a bluff above the Missouri. Fort Berthold Reservation is located southeast of Minot and northwest of Bismarck, North Dakota. Gray and Matthews.” Extreme length 16 1/2 inches. Ewers, John C.: "Early White Influence Upon Plains Indian Painting: George Catlin and Karl Bodmer Among the Mandans, 1832-34". This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 21:11. Five federally recognized tribes and one Indian community are located (at least partially) within our state. The above picture by by Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) clearly depicts tattoos on the chest, right arm and hand of the Mandan Native Indian together with additional tattoos on his neck and face. In early historic times, the Ma… Wood timbers were placed against these, and the exterior was covered with a matting made from reeds and twigs and then covered with hay and earth, which protected the interior from rain, heat and cold. Estimates of the number of survivors vary from only 27 individuals to up to 150, though most sources usually give the number 125. Hanson, Jeffrey R.: "Ethnohistoric Notes on the Fate of a Mandan War Party in 1836". The new bridge—the largest bridge in the state of North Dakota—is decorated with medallions celebrating the cultures of the three tribes. In the mid-20th century the Three Affiliated Tribes lost more than one-fourth of their reservation to the waters rising behind the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River. Villages were usually oriented around a central plaza that was used for games (chunkey) and ceremonial purposes. For this reason, linguists classify Mandan most often as a separate branch of the Siouan family. The third soul, called the lodge spirit, remained at the site of the lodge after death and would remain there forever. French traders in St. Louis also sought to establish direct overland communication between Santa Fé and their city; the fur trading Chouteau brothers gained a Spanish monopoly on trade with Santa Fe. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The Mandan and Hidatsa people were originally woodland people who moved to the plains at various times. A. The bridge, spanning the Missouri River, replaces an older Four Bears Bridge that was built in 1955. Mandan women wore ankle-length dresses made of deerskin or sheepskin. This would often be girded at the waist with a wide belt. The Mandan would not sleep in this orientation, because it invited death. My name is Mark Fox. You can read more about the Mandan at this link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandan, You can read more about Prince Madoc and Welsh Indians at this link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madoc. Smallpox, a highly contagious disease, is unique only to humans. Evans had arrived in St. Louis two years prior, and after being imprisoned for a year, was hired by Spanish authorities to lead an expedition to chart the upper Missouri. [15] According to Vérendrye, the Mandans at that time were a large, powerful, prosperous nation who were able to dictate trade on their own terms. The dead were traditionally cared for by their father's clan. Scholars theorize the Mandan ancestors may have settled in the Wisconsin area at one time. The Lakota marked the passage of time by drawing pictures of memorable events on calendars called winter counts. A man would volunteer to be the Okipa Maker, and sponsor the preparations and foods needed. They are believed to have migrated from the Ohio River Valley sometime between 700 nd 1300. Ethnologists and scholars studying the Mandan subscribe to the theory that, like other Siouan-speaking people (possibly including the Hidatsa), they originated in the area of the mid-Mississippi River and the Ohio River valleys in present-day Ohio. ( Log Out /  [47], Scholars who have suggested that there was intentional transmission of smallpox to Native Americans during the 1836-40 epidemic include Ann F. Ramenofsky in 1987 and Ward Churchill in 1992. How would those early settlers know and speak welsh? After a ceremony to send the spirit away, the family would mourn at the scaffold for four days. In R. H. Lowie. Change ). Going from 12 million acres in 1851 established under the Fort Laramie Treaty to 8 million acres as the Fort Berthold Reservation in 1870. Their villages showed increasing densities as well as stronger fortifications, for instance at Huff Village. Headdresses of feathers were often worn as well. The Mandan Indians are originally people of North Dakota. The Tribe at the Center of America: The Story of the Mandan The End In the heart of America an Indian nation called the Mandan formed a fascinating civilization that was wrecked by European invasion. [15] Crops were exchanged, along with other goods that traveled from as far as the Pacific Northwest Coast. This theory is not supported generally by members of the intellectual establishment such as anthropologists and professional historians. [4] For example William Clark in the winter of 1804 documented the arrival of thousands of Assiniboine Indians as well as Cree and Cheyenne to trade. New York, 1968. The time this robe was drawn, the Mandan were the dominant tribe living along the Missouri River in today's North and South Dakota. [41], Mitutanka, now occupied by Arikaras as well as some Mandans, was burned by Yankton Sioux Indians on January 9, 1839. By this time, Like-a-Fishhook Village had become a major center of trade in the region. In 1832, artist George Catlin visited the Mandan near Fort Clark. A Plea for Separate Schools. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! A Story of Mandan Traditions by Crows Heart, 1921 …. When Lewis and Clark visited the area of modern Stanton, North Dakota there were two Mandan villages on the Missouri River, and three Hidatsa villages further up the Knife River. [67], The most recent addition to the New Town area has been the new Four Bears Bridge, which was built in a joint effort between the three tribes and the North Dakota Department of Transportation. [27], By 1804 when Lewis and Clark visited the tribe, the number of Mandan had been greatly reduced by smallpox epidemics and warring bands of Assiniboine, Lakota and Arikara. They also spoke a Siouan language. Some of these special events include Touch-A-Truck, Buggies-n-Blues, Art In the Park and Oktoberfest, just to name a few. This view was popular at the time but has since been disputed by the bulk of scholarship. This land contained some of the most fertile agricultural areas upon which their economy had been developed. Girls were taught domestic skills, especially cultivation and processing of maize and other plants, preparation, tanning and processing of skins and meats, needlework and quillwork, and how to build and keep a home. “Mandan Indians, Dacotah Ter. Likewise the indicative suffix is -oʔs when addressing men and -oʔre when addressing women, and also for imperatives: -ta (male), -rą (female). In the early 20th century, the government seized more land; by 1910, the reservation was reduced to 900,000 acres (3,600 km²). Horses were acquired by the Mandan in the mid-18th century from the Apache to the South. Tribal History Notes on the Mandan as told to Col A. Evans spent the winter of 1796–97 with the Mandan but found no evidence of any Welsh influence. In the words of "Cheyenne warrior" and Lakota-allied George Bent: "... the Sioux moved to the Missouri and began raiding these two tribes, until at last the Mandans and Rees [Arikaras] hardly dared go into the plains to hunt buffalo". Accompanying me today is Fred Fox, a member of our Tribal Business Council. The survivors banded together with the nearby Hidatsa in 1845 and created Like-a-Fishhook Village. Sacagawea accompanied the expedition as it traveled west, assisting them with information and translating skills as they journeyed toward the Pacific Ocean. [40] The big war party was neutralized by Yanktonai Sioux Indians. A Story of Mandan Traditions by Crows Heart, 1921 …. Developed for flood control and irrigation, this dam created Lake Sakakawea. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Personal communication from Mauricio Mixco in 1999, reported in Parks & Rankin p. 112. Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mandan Words Welcome to our Mandan vocabulary page! It covers the present-day areas of South and North Dakota. ( Log Out /  "We destroyed fifty tepees [of Sioux]. In W. R. Wood & M. P. Liberty (Eds. Meyer, Roy W.: The Village Indians of the Upper Missouri. The Mandan lost so many people that the number of clans was reduced from thirteen to seven; three clan names from villages west of the Missouri were lost altogether. I have autosomal matches to Duff and Price, and Y-DNA [15] The Mandan-Hidatsa settlements, called the "Marketplace of the Central Plains", were major hubs of trade in the Great Plains Indian trading networks. From the hides, tunics, dresses, buffalo-fur robes, moccasins, gloves, loincloths and leggings could be made. The Mandans, Hidatsas, and Arikaras. Some of the tribes are really regressive about intercourse and want to avoid it to the best extent possible. They eventually moved northward about 25 miles, and consolidated into two villages, one on each side of the river, as they rebuilt following the epidemic. When I see the names Duff and Price, together with the Colony of Virginia, Only a few elders speak Mandan today, but some young Mandans are trying to learn their ancestral language again. Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kush Village Lowie, Robert H. (1913). However, since the Mandan language has been in contact with Hidatsa and Crow for many years, the exact relationship between Mandan and other Siouan languages (including Hidatsa and Crow) has been obscured. While New Town was constructed for the displaced tribal members, much damage was done to the social and economic foundations of the reservation by the loss of flooded areas. The Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition renewed interest in their historic voyage. [39], Major fights were fought. Through and after the epidemic, they were raided by Lakota Sioux and Crow warriors. Since 1868 the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara, collectively known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, have lived together on what is now the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. If this was the case, the Mandan would have migrated north into the Missouri River Valley and its tributary the Heart River in present-day North Dakota. The second soul was colored a light brown and was seen in the form of the meadowlark. Linguist Mauricio Mixco of the University of Utah has been involved in fieldwork with remaining speakers since 1993. [4] The hides were used for buffalo-fur robes or were tanned, and the leather used for clothing, bags, shelter and other uses. The smallpox virus is caused by two virus variants called Variola major and Variola minor. The law calls his offence criminal negligence. The Mandan language or Nų́ų́ʔetaa íroo belongs to the Siouan language family. [10] The theory of the Mandan–Welsh connection was also supported by George Catlin, but researchers have found no evidence of such ancestry. Today the site has depressions that are evidence of their lodges and smaller ones where they created cache pits to store dehydrated corn. The first European known to visit the Mandan was the French Canadian trader Sieur de la Verendrye in 1738. These tribes coalesced, becoming known as the Three Affiliated Tribes (or MHA Nation), and a reservation was created for them at Fort Berthold, North Dakota. It had 115 large lodges with more than 1,000 residents. You want to avoid the Algonquian Wendigos even more! Our community bursts with pride when hosting special events that draw thousands of visitors year after year. One of ~THE~ most interesting of your [ seemingly endless ] wonderful articles for your Nat Herit Proj, Roberta. Up until the late 19th century, when Mandan people began adopting Western-style dress, they commonly wore clothing made from the hides of buffalo, as well as of deer and sheep. In the 1830s, Prince Maximilian of Wied spent more time recording Mandan over all other Siouan languages and additionally prepared a comparison list of Mandan and Welsh words (he thought that the Mandan may have been displaced Welsh). Between 1837 and 1838, another smallpox epidemic swept the region. Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara speakers cannot understand each other's languages, so the three languages have been declining since the tribes merged. It was sturdy enough so that numerous adults and children could sit on the top of the lodge. Spanish merchants and officials in St. Louis explored the Missouri and strengthened relations with the Mandan (whom they called Mandanas) in an effort to discourage trade in the region by the English and the Americans. My grandmother was a Welsh “Price” and that part of the family traces to 1608 passage to Jamestown on the Star. The Mandan tribe hunted buffalo, elk, deer, bear, beaver, turtle and game birds. [18], The Mandan gradually moved upriver, and consolidated in present-day North Dakota by the fifteenth century. Some of the more adventurous humans climbed a grapevine to the surface and discovered the two worlds. They called the buffalo to "come to the village" in the Buffalo Dance ceremony at the beginning of each summer. Native American Haplogroup C Update – Progress!!! Indian Village Sites, Berthold to Fort Yates…1902-07 Investigation …. Those in possession of the bundles were considered to have sacred powers bestowed to them by the spirits and thus were considered the leaders of the clan and tribe. Mandan food came from farming, hunting, gathering wild plants, and trade. It was initially thought to be closely related to the languages of the Hidatsa and the Crow. The Mandan used them both for transportation, to carry packs and pull travois, and for hunting. [15] Archeological evidence and ground imaging radar have revealed changes in the defensive boundaries of these villages over time. I cant say how and when but I am. Evans spent the winter of 1796–97 with the Mandan but found no evidence of any Welsh influence. See more ideas about mandan, … Warfare and hunting were the principal tasks of the male members of each tribe. See more ideas about mandan, native american culture, native american. [5] Gloria Jahoda in Trail of Tears states that they also call themselves the "Pheasant people. It appears my Y-DNA line goes back to the LeRous/Roux/Alans of Brittany. With the second half of the 19th century there was a gradual decrease in the holdings of the Three Affiliated Tribes (the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara). The first documented Mandan encounter with Europeans occurred with the visit of the French Canadian trader Sieur de la Verendrye in 1738. MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) -The discussion got heated at Tuesday night’s Mandan City Commission meeting when the topic of pay raises came up. Early studies by linguists gave evidence that the Mandan language may have been closely related to the language of the Ho-Chunk or Winnebago people of present-day Wisconsin. Variola major is the more deadly form of the virus; it usually has a mortality rte of 20-40 percent of those that are infected with the virus. Mandan clothing for both men and women were adorned with ornaments, especially necklaces and earrings. Bowers, Alfred W.: Mandan Social and Ceremonial Organization. In July 1797 he wrote to Dr. Samuel Jones, "Thus having explored and charted the Missurie for 1,800 miles and by my Communications with the Indians this side of the Pacific Ocean from 35 to 49 degrees of Latitude, I am able to inform you that there is no such People as the Welsh Indians. [66] The last Okipa ceremony was performed in 1889, but the ceremony was resurrected in a somewhat different form in 1983. Then they were led to a hut, where they had to sit with smiling faces while the skin of their chest and shoulders was slit and wooden skewers were thrust behind the muscles. In 1804 when Lewis and Clark visited the tribe, the number of Mandan had been greatly reduced by smallpox epidemics and warring bands of Assiniboine, Lakota and Arikara. Others live in other parts of Canada and United States. Southeast is the direction of the Ohio River Valley, from which the Mandan came. When we genetically traced that Price line to Wales, they were wealthy Welsh that descended down from, you might have guessed, the line of welsh princes that STAYED in Wales and inherited the throne. In the summer of 1862, the Arikara joined the Mandan and Hidatsa in Like-a-Fishhook Village on the upper Missouri. The flooding claimed approximately one quarter of the reservation's land. Native American Haplogroup X2a – Solutrean, Hebrew or Beringian? The Mandan were known for their painted buffalo hides that often recorded historic events. Jul 19, 2012 - Explore Native American Encyclopedia's board "Mandan ", followed by 17524 people on Pinterest. Scholars theorize the Mandans' ancestors may have settled in the Wisconsin area at one time. [ You may just have uncovered the basis of my true, but heretofore elusive or hidden, KY heritage. In historic times, the medicine bundles could be purchased, along with knowledge of the rites and rights associated with them, and then inherited by offspring. Upon awakening, the warriors would offer the left little finger to the Great Spirit, whereupon a masked tribesman would sever it with a hatchet blow. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. [68], "Mändeh-Páhchu, A young Mandan Indian": aquatint by Karl Bodmer from the book "Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832–1834", A feast inside a Mandan lodge, art by George Catlin, showing the four pillars supporting the roof and the smoke hole, ca. On July 1, 1880, another executive order deprived the tribes of 7 million acres (28,000 km²) of land lying outside the boundaries of the reservation. As of 1999[update], there were only six fluent speakers of Mandan still alive. Howard, James H.: "Butterfly's Mandan Winter Count: 1833-1876". [38], The Mandan maintained the stockade around Mitutanka Village when threats were present. 6333) Pottery dishes and vessels, so Catlin wrote, “are a familiar part of the culinary furniture of every Mandan lodge, and are manufactured by the women of this tribe in great quantities, and modeled into a thousand forms and tastes. The Mandan joined with the Arikara in 1862. In R. J. DeMallie (Ed.). Edward Curtis visited the Mandan in the early 1900s and took the earliest photographs of them. Wood, W. Raymond, & Lee Irwin. It flooded portions of the Fort Berthold Reservation, including the villages of Fort Berthold and Elbowoods, as well as a number of other villages. In R. J. DeMallie (Ed.). Constructed and maintained by women, each lodge was circular with a dome-like roof and a square hole at the apex of the dome through which smoke could escape. 27 October 1804 7 April 1805. The three tribes are known collectively as the Three Affiliated Tribes. Today most Mandan live on a North Dakota reservation with the Arikara and Hidatsa peoples. Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, "2010 Census CPH-T-6. Randolph Edward Rush. The many variations of this account have been criticized by both historians and contemporaries as fiction, a fabrication intended to assuage the guilt of white settlers for displacing the Indians. In the second half of the 19th century, the Three Affiliated Tribes (the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) gradually lost control of some of their holdings. However, some Mandan people are working to keep their language alive. The shrine represented the "Lone Man", one of the main figures in Mandan religion. Clans held a sacred or medicine bundle, which consisted of a few gathered objects believed to hold sacred powers. The last full-blooded Mandan was Mattie Grinnell who died in 1971. Today, they are intermixed with the Hidatsa and Arikara tribes known collectively as the Three Affiliated Tribes. A smallpox epidemic broke out in Mexico City in 1779/1780. "When Nuptadi Village was burned by the Sioux ...", recounted Mandan woman Scattercorn, "... the turtles produced water which protected them ...". The former residents of these villages were moved and New Town was constructed for them. Price in welsh means “ab Rhys”, son of Rhys. That seems rather unusual. Later speculation has suggested the Mandan may have had pre-Columbian contact with Viking explorers. Almost all the tribal members, including the chief, Four Bears, died. ki to refer to a general tribal entity. In 1885 the federal government forced the tribes to abandon Like-A-Fishhook and move to the Fort Berthold Reservation as part of the Fort Laramie treaty. Today, Mandan is a growing city passionately retaining its hometown atmosphere and history. Prev: 1838. Browse 95 mandan indians stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. The interior was constructed around four large pillars, upon which crossbeams supported the roof. Unlike many Indian tribes, the "Mandan," despite various spellings, have been known by that name since the earliest contact with non-Indians. Historians document the first tribe, to occupy this area was the Mandan with the Hidatsa, and the Sahnish moving up the river later. Societies of the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians. The Mandan were first plagued by smallpox in the 16th century and had been hit by similar epidemics every few decades. [21] The Mandans carried him into their village, whose location is unknown. In the center of the plaza was a cedar tree surrounded by a vertical wood enclosure. Almost 60% live on reservations and over 40% of these American Indians are under the age of 20. 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