Mardi Gras Indians – the Most Mysterious and Least Understood Tradition in New Orleans

Big Chief costumes take up to a year to make, cost thousands of dolars, and can weigh more than 100 pounds

Like a proud peacock, the Big Chief strutted around the courtyard, showing off his hand-beaded and sequined costume. Carefully balancing his neon-orange feathered headdress, he strode purposefully toward the Big Chief from a competing tribe. Just inches apart, they stopped in their tracks. Arms crossed over their broad chests, they glared at one another. Chief … Read more