Sunday, March 14, 2010
How much do you know about the practice of Black Hawk?
The Spirit of Black Hawk
By: Jason Berry
Physical Book: 158 Pages, Hardcover
Year Published: 1995
Category: Ethnography, Africa-American, New Orleans, Mardi Gras
Primary Subjects: Black Spiritualism
Description: Black Hawk is an African American spiritual practice based on Native American spirits. While it denies being Voodoo, its practices, especially with potions, are almost identical. This book recounts Marie Laveau, Congo Square and the controversy of the origins of Mardi Gras Indians.
Basically illustrates the "uptown" (non-Creoles) parallel (to Voodoo) manifestations of spiritualism in New Orleans. Book includes color photo illustrations.
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