Voodoo and Mardi Gras Indians: New Orleans Deep Culture

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I found this to be quite fascinating although my understanding of what exactly “Hoodoo” is or rather what it has become is a bit different than what this article say’s it is here…..still a good read!

The Narcissistic (American) Anthropologist

I bet one of the first things that come to mind when you think about New Orleans is Mardi Gras and binge drinking and (hopefully) Jazz music / music in general. Crawfish and Cajun food and oysters and ghosts and vampires might also come in a close second.

Then there is the Voodoo…a spiritual practice that has been part of the blood running through Nawlin’s viens for centuries…as well as a hybrid Native American and African culture- brought to life through the Cultural tradition of the Mardi Gras Indian.

My wife and I took some time yesterday to visit the tiny-but-hard-working Backstreet Cultural Museum as well as the New Orleans Voodoo History to learn a little bit about the rich cultural history of this lively ghost town (and make our offerings to the Gods) 🙂

Both spaces allowed pictures so I thought I would give you fine curious folks the…

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