Bruce Weber's New Orleans
I Am New Orleans
Chief Alfred Doucette is a Creole Renaissance man: master carpenter, mechanic, chef, former club owner, musician, songwriter—and guardian of the culture as leader of the Flaming Arrow Warriors. Mardi Gras Indians, parading in the street in breathtakingly detailed beadwork, feathers and sequins, go back more than 100 years to the roots of New Orleans’s African American history. When Doucette was flooded out of his 8th Ward home due to Katrina, he managed to save four precious Indian suits, including the one he wears above.