Tootie Montana’s funeral in Treme (photo courtesy AP)

Black Masking Indian gangs will gather tomorrow, January 6th 2021, at St Augustine Church in the 6th Ward of New Orleans to honor Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas, Tootie Montana.

A few old-timers may remember Montana’s great-uncle, Chief Becate Batiste who founded the Creole Wild West back in 1880.

Creole Wild West are recognized as being the first Black Masking Indian groups.

Tootie Montana died on June 27, 2005 as he was speaking out against police brutality in front of New Orleans City Council.

Tomorrow is officially Tootie Montana Day in New Orleans.

The gathering will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Slave outside St Augustine Church in Treme at 3:30pm.

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