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White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: My Big Chief's Got the Golden Crown (1982)
13 Dec 2012
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Big Chief Jake Millon and the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians rehearse "My Big Chief's Got the Golden Crown" at Darrell's Lounge, 7th Ward, New Orleans. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 1982. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [01.10.03]

From 1978 to 1985, Lomax travelled throughout the South collecting recordings in five culture regions — Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Central and Southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, and Johns Island, S.C. — compiling footage for what would become his "American Patchwork" series of PBS. This clip is drawn from the New Orleans collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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