Mardi Gras Indians are a New Orleans cultural treasure recently highlighted in the HBO series Treme. “To mask Indian” is a commitment — it takes thousands of hours to sew a new suit. The creations are annual works of art – sculptures of resplendent feathers and beaded workmanship. Tulane Law students are helping Mardi Gras Indians gain the same copyright protection as other artists, to ensure the future of new suits for carnivals to come.
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Passing the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
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New Orleans is the party city of the Dirty South check it out!!!
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2010 watch the Saint’s get ready to get it in
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Francois Weil is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Fall 2003. His most recent book, A History of New York, was published in translation by Columbia University Press. He is currently at work on a book on the history of genealogy in American culture.
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