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 Maçon 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.
- This week in Louisiana history. December 3, 1861. Union troops land on Ship Island in an early attack on Confederate Louisiana.
- 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.
- This week in Louisiana.
Christmas at the Dorcheat Museum
December 3rd, 2016 - January 7th, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
116 Pearl Street,
Minden, LA 71055
Come experience the life and culture of Webster Parish along with the Bayou Dorcheat area of North Louisiana.
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