Ninth Ward Hunters – Big Chief Rudy Bougere
started this big , well-known gang from downtown New Orleans in 1976.It has performed on stage at Jazz Fest annually since 1977.The Ninth Ward Hunters always keep the chanting and the rhythms rolling when it hits the streets on Carnival Day or Super Sunday.Big Chief Rudy
, who has been masking Indian since he
was 11 , says , My boys are all about needle and thread..The Big Chief is proud of his
gang's showmanship and the old-fashioned way they play Indian..
Comanche Hunters , Mohawk Hunters , and the Eastern Cherokees
Comanche Hunters – Big Chief Keith Ke Ke Gibson leads this formidable gang from downtown's Ninth Ward.The Comanche Hunters are easily spotted by the big decorated stick ( staff ) announcing the gang's name.