Tribe: Its Culture and People" by John D. Barbry, Donna M.
Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora
The Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana, along with its Language and
Culture Revitalization Program, has released a second edition of
their book, The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: Its Culture and People.
"The new edition comes more than 30 years after the books
original release in 1987 and contains new insights and information
on the tribes storied past and place in Louisiana history,"
a news release says.
The new version brings the Tunica-Biloxi's story to the present,
and includes recent scholarship and annotated photographs representing
a broader cross-section of tribal families.
"The book tracks the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe from European
contact to the present and surveys its integral connection with
the history of Louisiana and the lower-Mississippi region. The book
also provides information on the linguistic significance of the
tribes native language which has recently been designated
as 'reawakening' by Ethnologue.com,"
the release also says.
John D. Barbry, Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora
are the co-authors.
Also contributing their expertise to the book were Patricia
Anderson, Jeffrey P. Brain, Elizabeth N. Ellis, Hiram F. Pete
Gregory, Raina Heaton, Brian Klopotek, Arlinda Locklear and Judith
This book was funded by support of the Lower Mississippi Delta
Initiative of the National Park Service with assistance from Cane
River Creole National Historical Park and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
The book is available at the Tunica-Biloxi Museum and Cultural
and Educational Resources Center Library gift shop, 151 Melancon
Drive in Marksville, or at the LA1 Shop at Paragon Casino Resort
next door. For more information, call (800) 272-9767.