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New Orleans, La. - On a cloudy wet Mardi Gras morning anticipation is high, but the drip of raindrops held Big Chief Young Brave Hunter at bay. The beat of the drums and the chants of the crowd signaled his confinement would come to an end. In a flourish of sound and ceremony his second chief emerges. From a mid 20th century Seventh Ward home, a much older tradition is displayed.
Big Chief Young Brave Hunter follows the tradition of past chiefs even as many of his tribe are not yet prepared to build the detailed, hand beaded costumes. In character he says, "Young Brave Hunter. We shoot fire in that morning. We are ready on time."
The tribe moves off to find the other chiefs. He says of the tradition of the Indians, "A whole lot to tell and a short time to tell it. Now we're going off to find the other tribes. That's where it's at."
FOX 8 did just that. Not far away, on the other side of Interstate 10, the Young Generations tribe was just coming out when we happened upon their splendid show. More of this group, the spy boy, the flag boy and even next generation of Young Generations. The big chief in blue was surrounded by a burst of all the colors from the rainbow.
FOX 8 moved around the corner to see how a meeting of the chiefs is going to go. This is a tradition in Mardi Gras masking with the Indians. Big chief of the Monogram Hunters sent an emissary to Young Generations. Monogram Hunters are set in yellow.
Big chief said, "It's beautiful. The rain held up and I'm ready to go." His costume is a taste of New Orleans with St. Louis Cathedral, a band, and a horse drawn carriage. He, his daughters, two queens for the day, and his gang set off to meet more of their brethren.
Indians might still be spotted throughout the evening on Mardi Gras in neighborhoods across the city.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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