Friday, December 2, 2016

185. Stephanie Perrault. Poverty Point. Pt 1.

185. Part 1 of our interview with Stephanie Perrault about "Poverty Point." Poverty Point is a prehistoric earthworks of the Poverty Point culture, now a U.S. National Monument and World Heritage Site located in the Southern United States. It is situated on the edge of Ma├žon Ridge, near the village of Epps in West Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana. Poverty Point comprises several earthworks and mounds built between 1650 and 700 BC, during the Archaic period in the Americas by a group of Native Americans of the Poverty Point culture. The culture extended 100 miles (160 km) across the Mississippi Delta. We talk to Stephanie about the original culture at the site, as well as about the current research and programs there.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 3, 1861. Union troops land on Ship Island in an early attack on Confederate Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. December 3, 1981,  Atlantic Records and promoter Bill Graham reserved the Riverboat President for an $85,000 private party which was attended by some 500 people. Keith Richards hobbled around with a cane. Mardi Gras Indians danced. Paul Prudhomme provided red beans and rice, gumbo, Cajun popcorn (fired crawfish) crawfish pie, hush puppies, fried catfish, blackened redfish salad, crabmeat tortillas, pralines, and pies.  Deacon John, Dr. John, "Frogman" Henry, Oliver "La La" Morgan,  the Neville Brothers with Steven Still on guitar, the Meters, "Tuts" Washington, Earl King, and the Original 6th Ward Dirty Dozen Band performed.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Christmas at the Dorcheat Museum
    December 3rd, 2016 - January 7th, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Historical Museum
    116 Pearl Street,
    Minden, LA 71055
    Historical Museum
    Come experience the life and culture of Webster Parish along with the Bayou Dorcheat area of North Louisiana.
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