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Big Chief David Montana

Participants at Duchesne House whill recognize Big Chief David Montana for his iconic white moustache and recall his warmth and generosity in welcoming us to his living room and sharing about the tradition of "masking" as a New Orleans Black Indian.  As we ramp up the Carnival Season this VIDEO showcases Chief David, nephew to Big Chief Tootie Montana,  and offers a brief history of the Mardi Gras Indians' origins in the swamps of New Orleans.  Super Sunday (March 17, 2019) and St. Jospeh's Day mark this rich New Orleans tradition.  Enjoy.