A Dress Made of Bullets


By Mackenzie Martin | February 21, 2018

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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.

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin is the Morning Edition Host and Features Editor at WXPR Public Radio in Rhinelander. When she’s not listening to podcasts and contemplating life’s meaning, she likes to cook elaborate meals and spend time with the wild turkeys that always seem to be in her backyard.
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