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Earl Barbry, Sr.

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-06-25

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Barbry, Earl J., Sr. | Tunica-Biloxi Tribe | Native Americans

Contributors:

  • LaFleur, Donna Narrator
  • Ekings, Robyn Narrator
  • Barbry, Earl, Jr. Interviewee
  • Hines, Donald Interviewee
  • Gregory, Pete Interviewee
  • Barbry, Earl, Sr. Speaker

Description

This segment from the 2006 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Earl Barbry, Sr. accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Barbry is the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Through his leadership, the tribe received federal recognition from the United States government, built a tribal community, and operates Paragon Casino in Marksville. The profile includes interviews with his son, Earl Barbry, Jr., State Senator Donald Hines, and Professor Pete Gregory. Narrators: Donna LaFleur and Robyn Ekings