How to Make Frybread (1973)
Head and shoulders shot of a smiling Native woman with short hair and long beaded earrings addressing the camera; (at 00:44) close-up of another Native woman with short hair, glasses, wearing a beaded necklace and an apron in a kitchen at the stove, the camera pulls back to capture her next to a very large metal bowl of flour into which she pours baking powder by hand; she then grabs a tall Tupperware container of salt and tosses some by hand into the bowl and then grabs another container to toss some sugar by hand into the bowl; then a closer shot of her stirring and blending the bowl’s dry ingredients by hand; she makes a indentation in the middle of the ingredients and then pours half of a tall yellow pitcher of water into the middle; various views of her mixing the ingredients with a spoon and then with her hands until it thickens; (at 2:47) the dough is already partially rolled out on the counter into a large rectangle shape and she does the last couple of rolls with a huge rolling pin; she then with a knife cuts a long strip into small oblong patties and picks them and drapes them over her arm; she then takes them over to a very large cast-iron skillet where she places them three at a time into already hot vegetable oil, a pan of already fried ones sit on the counter alongside; closer shot of her checking the doneness of the frying breads, and then picks up a finished one to show the camera; then back to flipping the frying breads; then back to her holding up a finished one, pulling off a bit to taste and then looking at the camera.
"It comes from a reel of outtakes from a Los Angeles TV station that was preparing a report on off-reservation Indians in Los Angeles. It was filmed at the powwow of the Many Trails Indian Club of Los Angeles in 1973. For the same report the TV crew filmed a 'Golden State Gourd Dance Society' and 'Many Trails Indian Club of Los Angeles' segments found elsewhere in the (Tribesourcing and) American Indian Film Gallery website(s). This latter group has a website; Many Trails seems to have dissolved some time ago." -- (Paraphrase) J. Fred MacDonald
See also: Joan Weibel Orlando, Indian Country, L.A.: Maintaining Ethnic Community in Complex Society (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999), 210 and following.