Mardi Gras Indians

We were in New Orleans, staying at our friends’ place in the Lower 9th Ward, and were invited to be part of a new Indian tribe’s first coming out on St. Joseph’s Eve night. ┬áThis great community event starts in the “home” neighbourhood and then proceeds to A.L. Douglas Park in the Central City neighbourhood. To say the costumes were spectacular is understating the case. As the women notes later in the video, they were traditionally burned after this event. Not they are discarded as new ones built, and find their ways into various museums in the area.

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