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Rural Mardi Gras in Mamou, LA

Unmasked male "capitaines" of the courir de Mardi Gras often wear a cowboy hat or baseball cap and carry flags symbolizing their authority. The capitaines act as mediators between the Mardi Gras riders and the community.

Rural Mardi Gras in Mamou, LA

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Rural Mardi Gras in Mamou, LA. Unknown

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