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Bousillage

Charpentier, Erik -Video- Bousillage

A clip demonstrating the making of a bousillage wall, at Prairie des Femmes, LA, in the spring of 2007. Bousillage is a mixture of clay and grass and/or other fiberous substance. It is the name of one of the components of a style of construction that uses vertical logs enclosed or filled by the aforementioned mixture. This style was commonly used by 18th century French colonial settlers in the Americas. Watch »

Creole Wild West. Mardi Gras Indians

Creole Wild West. Mardi Gras Indians

Video detailing "The History of the Creole Wild West as Told by Themselves." A performance and panel discussion with the Creole Wild West Tribe of the Mardi Gras Indians. Watch »

Irvan Perez talks about Duck Decoys

Perez, Irvan - Video - Discussing duck Decoys on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Barry Jean Ancelet talks with Irvan and Alvin Perez about carving duck decoys.

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