"Big Chiefs" Continue Mardi Gras Indian Tradition


Subject:
U.S. History By Place , Black Resources , Holidays and Observances Individually , Mardi Gras and Carnival , Art, African American , New Orleans (La.)

Description:
Audio of a 2006 radio story and associated photos about how "in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans, black men don Indian costumes they worked on all year -- suits they carefully stitch and bead by hand" to wear in Mardi Gras parades. Features discussion of the history of this tradition. Includes links to related stories. From National Public Radio (NPR).

Publisher:
National Public Radio (NPR)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5237773


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