The Big Chief - Mardi Gras Black Indian Parade, New Orleans
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The Black Indian Parade in New Orleans. (Also called Mardi Gras Indian Parade.) Its a colorful tradition that dates back to the days of Slavery. There is a structure & hierarchy to the tribes. They include the Chief, Flag Boy, Spy Boys, Call Boys, Second-liners, and so on. Here we see the Big Chief; the leader Of the Tribe. And around him the Second- Liners. They make the music for the Tribe. Because of these structures in the Tribe this Tradition went virtually unknown outside the poor, black communities in New Orleans until the 1970's.
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February 11th, 2021
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