Friday, April 19, 2019

309. Donna Pierite, part 2

309. Part 2 of our interview with Donna Pierite.  Donna is part of the Tunica-Biloxi Museum and Cultural and Educational Resources Center Library. Their gift shop is at 151 Melancon Drive in Marksville, or at the LA1 Shop at Paragon Casino Resort next door. For more information, call (800) 272-9767. She, Elisabeth Pierite-Mora, and John D. Barbry have written a book, entitled The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: It's Culture & People. Donna her daughter, son and brother (Steven Madere) wrote and produced Tawaka (in Tunica "sub-commander"), the language and culture page that appeared in the Tunica-Biloxi tribal newspaper. Along with her husband, children and her brother, Mrs. Pierite has given various presentations at schools, universities and other venues, including performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 23, 1831. Ponchartrain Railroad opened, first west of Alleghenies.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On April 23, 1939, the Zephyr first whisked New Orleanians into the sky along its winding path around the park.  Harry Jr. remembered, when he was a twelve year-old, "It was fantastic to get on top of the Zephyr and see nothing but cow pasture as far as you could see in Gentilly".
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Festival International de Louisiane
    April 24th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019
    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
    315 Lee Ave,
    Lafayette, LA 70501
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    The 32nd annual Festival International de Louisiane will be held in Downtown Lafayette, April 25-29, 2018. Featuring six music stages, arts and crafts vendors, local food and other family-friendly activities.
  4. Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the Glen David Andrews Band.
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