A Special Look Back

By Glenn Jones

42 Tribes Recap

Beginning June, 2017,  Data News Weekly’s special feature, 42 Tribes has been shining the spotlight on the “Big Chiefs” of the 42 tribes that comprise the Black Indigenous Masking culture,  which is the heart and soul of Black New Orleans culture.  It is a supreme collective tradition and sacred heritage.  With the Tri-Centennial coming next year, Data News Weekly is highlighting all 42 of the Present Big Chiefs, and telling the stories that bring us closer to, and show proper reverence for this great and powerful history. Masking tradition is New Orleans, no Tri-Centennial celebration can be made here, without celebrating Indian culture.  Here is a quick look back at the 18 Chiefs we have profiled so far, and next week, we will bring you two new Chiefs on our way to 42 Tribes.   Visit www. http://ladatanews.com/category/42-tribes/  

Make sure to visit every week for in-depth video interviews with the Big Chiefs.

Week 1 – June 3, 2017
Big Chief Darryl Montana
Yellow Pocahontas Hunters

Week 2 – June 17, 2017
Chief Walter “Sugarbear” Landry
Black Mohawks

Week 3 – June 24, 2017
Big Chief Al Womble
Cheyenne Tribe

Week 4 – July 1, 2017
Big Chief Alfred Doucette
Flaming Arrows

Week 5 – July 8, 2017
Big Chief Joseph “Monk” Boudreaux
Golden Eagles

Week 6 – July 15, 2017
Big Chief Clarence Delcour
Creole Osceolas Tribe

Week 7 – July 22, 2017
Big Chief Victor Harris
Fi Yi Yi

Week 8 – July 28, 2017
Big Chief David Peters Montana
Washitaw Nation

Week 9 – August 5, 2017
Big Chief Tyrone “Pie” Stevenson
Monogram Hunters

Week 10 – August 12, 2017
Big Chief Demond Melancon
Young Seminole Hunters Tribe

Week 11 – August 19, 2017
Big Chief Kenny “KliK” Young
Black Seminoles

Week 12 – August 26, 2017
Big Chief Keith “Keitoe” Jones
Seminole Indians Tribe

Week 13 – September 2, 2017
Big Chief Juan “Carlos” Pardo
Golden Comanche Tribe

Week 14 – September 9, 2017
Big Chief Keith “War” Price
7th Ward Hunters

Week 15 – September 16, 2017
Big Chief Carl Reed
Carrolton Hunters

Week 16 – September 20, 2017
Big Chief Roderick “Bald Eagle” Sylvas
Wild Tchoupitoulas

Week 17 – September 27, 2017
Big Chief Walter “Lil Walter” Cook, Jr.
Creole Wild West

Week 18 – October 7, 2017
Big Chief Tyrone Casby
Mohawk Hunters


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