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Super Sunday, a historic Mardi Gras Indian tradition, takes place on Sunday, March 19.
Super Sunday, a historic Mardi Gras Indian tradition, takes place on Sunday, March 19.
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Where to learn about Mardi Gras Indians before Super Sunday 2017

Four places that hold the history of one of New Orleans longest living traditions.

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Super Sunday, a historic Mardi Gras Indian tradition, takes place on Sunday, March 19.
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New Orleans is filled with several traditions that make its culture a metaphorical pot full of gumbo.

This upcoming Sunday, March 19, marks Super Sunday, which is a day where Uptown Mardi Gras Indians hold processionals throughout the city. This year, marks 299 years of documented history of Mardi Gras Indian tradition in New Orleans.

In fact, this Sunday the Mardi Gras Indian Council will host the largest Mardi Gras Indian processional in Central City.

While Super Sunday is days away, there is still time to learn about the historic New Orleans tradition. Here is a map of four different locations that display Mardi Gras Indian Arts, and offer information on the unique history of one of New Orleans' longest living traditions.

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1. Golden Feather

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704 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Located near Congo Square in the Treme neighborhood, Golden Feather is a restaurant gallery that showcases unique Mardi Gras Indian art, and offers a complete lecture on the history of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans data back to 1718.

Golden Feather lectures and dining is available by appointment only.

2. Backstreet Cultural Museum

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1116 Henriette Delille St
New Orleans, LA 70116
The Backstreet cultural museum holds a variety of exhibits centered around African-Americans in Mardi Gras. The museum features exhibits pertaining to Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Dolls, the Skull and Bone Gangs, Jazz Funerals and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday fro m10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and it is closed on Sunday. Admission is $10 per person.

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3. House of Dance and Feathers

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1317 Tupelo St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 957 2678
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Located in the Lower Ninth Ward, the House of Dance and Feathers holds an extensive collection of Mardi Gras Indian books, costumes, images and artifacts native to New Orleans. Additionally, the director of House of Dance and Feathers, Ronald W. Lewis, is a highly revered scholar of the cultural phenomenon.

House of Dance and Feather is open by appointment only. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 





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4. Algiers Point Regional Library

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3014 Holiday Dr
New Orleans, LA 70131
:(504) 596-2641
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For the month of March, the Algiers Point Regional Library is showcasing several Mardi Gras suits created by notable Mardi Gras Indian chiefs in New Orleans.

The suits are available for viewing Monday though Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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1. Golden Feather

704 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Located near Congo Square in the Treme neighborhood, Golden Feather is a restaurant gallery that showcases unique Mardi Gras Indian art, and offers a complete lecture on the history of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans data back to 1718.

Golden Feather lectures and dining is available by appointment only.

704 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. Backstreet Cultural Museum

1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, LA 70116
The Backstreet cultural museum holds a variety of exhibits centered around African-Americans in Mardi Gras. The museum features exhibits pertaining to Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Dolls, the Skull and Bone Gangs, Jazz Funerals and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday fro m10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and it is closed on Sunday. Admission is $10 per person.

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1116 Henriette Delille St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. House of Dance and Feathers

1317 Tupelo St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Located in the Lower Ninth Ward, the House of Dance and Feathers holds an extensive collection of Mardi Gras Indian books, costumes, images and artifacts native to New Orleans. Additionally, the director of House of Dance and Feathers, Ronald W. Lewis, is a highly revered scholar of the cultural phenomenon.

House of Dance and Feather is open by appointment only. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 





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1317 Tupelo St
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Algiers Point Regional Library

3014 Holiday Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131
For the month of March, the Algiers Point Regional Library is showcasing several Mardi Gras suits created by notable Mardi Gras Indian chiefs in New Orleans.

The suits are available for viewing Monday though Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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3014 Holiday Dr
New Orleans, LA 70131