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  1. Clo
    Clo at |

    For your info there is a linkage. There were Native Americans who befriended slaves and even married African-Americans; these are the ones the tribute honors.

  2. Libra
    Libra at |

    It’s amazing how modern mythology grows to accomodate political correctness as in Item 1. Native Americans had nothing to do with freeing the slaves and were major slaveholders themselves. Many Indian tribes fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In fact the last Confederate general to surrender was Brig. Gen. Stand Waite a chief of the Cherokee nation.

  3. Little_Sam
    Little_Sam at |

    The first Mardi Gras in the US was NOT celebrated in New Orleans as many people think. The first Mardi Gras in the US was celebrated in Mobile, AL. Of course Mardi Gras in Mobile is a lot tamer (and a lot saner) than Mardi Gras in New Orleans is.

    1. John Jacob
      John Jacob at |

      which means it probably sucked, lol

  4. ABiPolarGuy
    ABiPolarGuy at |

    what? nothing about women flashing their breasts to get beads?? Surely that popular and charming custom belongs in the top ten!

    1. Lacey
      Lacey at |

      Flashing is not part of New Orleans custom, it’s what ignorant tourist do.

      1. ABiPolarGuy
        ABiPolarGuy at |

        it doesn’t matter who’s custom it is, it’s still a custom at the N.O. mardi-gras. i don’t think ignorance has anything to do with it. Would it stop if they all knew all about the history an traditions of N.O.? I don’t think so. It’s just some fun that I’m guessing you find offensive. Be offended. Be very offended. It won’t stop their fun.

        1. Emily
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          Well, you are right in the sense that it’s the custom of “Spring BREEEEAK” attention-seekers that flock to the French Quarter after-hours for the press. And if you think bare breasts are the best part about Mardi Gras, why not just go to a strip club? For the record, Mardi Gras is a cultural, family event, not one for hyper-sexual drunken frat boys.

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