Jackie Miller

FOLK DEMONSTRATOR                                                                   IOTA, LA

TRADITIONAL CAJUN MARDI GRAS MASKS AND CAPUCHONS
Jackie Miller of Iota, Louisiana in Acadia Parish grew up among old-time Cajuns. She listened to their recipes, remedies, stories, music, and their traditions. As a young girl, she watched her mother, various aunts, relatives and friends, spend quite some time before the start of the Lenten season preparing costumes and masks for the men and teenage boys to wear in their courir de Mardi Gras.

Complete biography, Louisiana Folklife Center (NSU)