2014 Inductees

2014 Crystal Feather Awards

Big Chief Carl Reed
Carrollton Hunters

Queen Wanda Womble

Special Recognition Awards

Alvin “Cream” Mutin, Sr.
Curator’s Choice Elder Statesman Award

Herbert Gettridge
Peace Chief’s Choice Elder Statesman

Mama Jennifer Turner (Community Book Center)
Guardian of the Culture and Literary Arts

Spy Boy Dow Edwards
Legal Eagle Award

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
Music Heritage Award

Geraldine Wyckoff (Louisiana Weekly and OffBeat Magazine)
Scribe Award

Dodie Smith-Simmons
Freedom Fighter Award

Jamilah Y. Peters-Muhammad
Nurse of the Nation Award

Evelyn Rodos and Boogie Rodos
Outstanding Supporter Award

Norman Smith
Capturing the Flash Photographer’s Award

Gus Bennett
Capturing the Spirit Award



2014 Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Honoree Herbert Gettridge, past Wild Man and Trail Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas, became an ancestor on October 31, 2014.

Big Chief Clarence “Delco” Dalcour of the Creole Osceolas nominated Mr. Gettridge for our Elder Statesman award. Gettridge was inducted during the 16th Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony in August 2014, and joined Guardians of the Flame Council Chief Joseph Jenkins, and White Eagles Flag Boy Ike Edwards in our first “Conversation
with the Elders.”

Video of “Conversation With the Elders” by Breathe