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Won't Bow Down | 8:50

Episode 6 : Indian Red

September 17, 2015



They need a year to create their regalia for Mardi Gras, and sewn in with the beads and feathers, is a history of not bowing down to hardship, and ancestral African roots that survived slavery. “Masking” honors resistance, and the cherished connection between Native Americans and the descendents of slaves. It’s about manifesting what’s deep in your soul, and more. Join us as Mardi Gras Indian Big Queens share their perspective.


Producer: Ting Fan
Director: Alan Thompson
Editor: Alan Thompson


bo dollis , george w. bush , levee , 9th ward , french quarter , Hurricane Katrina , jackson square , New Orleans , st. joseph's , Gina Montana , mississippi river , Indian Red , wild magnolias , Mardi Gras Indians , yellow pocahontas , Steamboat Natchez , guardians of the flame , Cherice Harrison-Nelson , tootie montana , big queens , we won't bow down , laurita dollis

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