“Big Chief” Alfred Doucette

The Big Chief Al Doucette with Dr. Caplan during a visit to Caplan Eye Clinic.

Big Chief Doucette tries to teach Dr Caplan the difference between a surgical knot and those used for his Mardi Gras Indian costume!  After successful cataract surgery, Big Chief was able to resume his art of creating Mardi Gras Indian costumes.

A rare look at New Orleans tradition and history... Dr Caplan and Big Chief in the "Mardi Gras Indian Costume Room" of his home.

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