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Mardi Gras Indians (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-16

Duration: 00:07:11

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | MARDI GRAS INDIANS | COSTUMES | Montana, Allison Marcel, 1922-2005 | Montana, Darryl | Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe | PARADES


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Montana, Darryl Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the January 16, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Darryl Montana, the Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, in New Orleans. Montana discusses the 150-year tradition of the Mardi Gras Indians, putting together his elaborate costumes, the legacy of his father Big Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana, and his past costumes. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford