For several hours Sunday afternoon, Uptown New Orleans was a freeway of stunning feathers. About 100 Indians started the parade at A.L. Davis Park at Washington Avenue and La Salle Street. Every few blocks, more feathers merged into the procession. As the parade turned onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a tribe stood waiting at nearly every cross street.
First came Spirit of FiYiYi, led by master sewer Big Chief Victor Harris, green beaded lizards on his shoulders like epaulets and, on his shield, another beaded lizard about as long as a baseball bat. "FiYiYi, FiYiYi," sang his percussionists, beating drums and tambourines, as they gathered near the street, spreading out their wings for photos and waiting for the parade to arrive. The Apache Hunters came in near South Robertson Street, the Wild Magnolias at Clara Street and the Wild Tchoupitoulas just before Willow Street.