Big Chief Montana sculpture
Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. Plaque reads: "Allison "Big Chief Tootie" Montana, December 16, 1922 - June 27, 2005. Yellow Pocohantas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe / "Chief of Chiefs". A New Orleans cultural icon and internationally recognized master craftsman in the building trade, Big Chief Montana masked as a Mardi Gras Indian for over 50 years. He died in city council chambers defending the Mardi Gras Indian tradition." Sculptor: Sheleen Jones-Adenle, dedicated April 2010. Photo October 9, 2014 (by Kent Kanouse).