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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