Interview with Ausettua Amor Amenkum, Big Queen of the Washitaw Nation and the Founder of Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective Reunion.
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This is a video of an interview with Ausettua Amor Amenkum by Kim Vaz-Deville.
Ausetta Amor Amendum talks about the history of being associated with the Mardi Gras Indian culture, when she started, what it means to be a Big Queen, the suits she made and the connection between African Americans and the Native Americans.
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mardi Gras Indians, Mardi Gras Indian culture, Mardi Gras Indian suits
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Vaz-Deville, Kim and Thomas, Lexcie, "Interview with Ausettua Amor Amenkum, Big Queen of the Washitaw Nation and the Founder of Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective Reunion." (2020). Masked in Mardi Gras: Afro Diasporic Sacred Traditions in the New Orleans Carnival. 13.