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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bereaved Mardi Gras Indian chief captured in 2004 video by Jim Gabour is finally identified | NOLA.com

Eight years ago, Big Chief Peppy of the Golden Eagles sewed the most difficult suit of his life, one that contained several beaded portraits of his fallen son, U.S. Marine Sgt. Estabon Eugene, Jr. He dressed a grandson and granddaughter in suits that carried similar beaded portraits. In March 2004, filmmaker Jim Gabour captured those suits on video, as the chief sang a heartfelt version of the hymn "Indian Red" before that year's Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian parade.


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