Lac du Flambeau’s Melissa Doud was recently nominated for a Native American music award for the song “Bullet Dress”. A song based on her experience a veteran. Melissa Doud and the Mambo Surfers didn’t end up winning, but for Melissa being nominated was huge considering that this is the first song she’s co-written or sung. It’s about a dress she made from spent M-16 bullet shells that she wears at pow-wows. This is the story of how the dress became the subject for the song.