"This past Sunday in New Orleans was Super Sunday. A day when the Mardi Gras Indians emerge from all corners of the city to display their custom made, hand sewn suits and honor the traditions of the past. The Mardi Gras Indians pay respect to the Native Americans for their assistance during the time of slavery. It was often the local Indians who accepted escaping slaves into their society and that support has never been forgotten. The family units and neighborhood krewes span generations and it is this lineage that is so fascinating to see on display in the streets and on stages throughout the city of New Orleans," writes Scott Chernis who also attended this year's Super Sunday. You can see his photos from the uniquely New Orleans event here.