Chief Joe Allen, still from the documentary Land of Opportunity
Joseph Allen, Chief of the Red, White, and Blue Mardi Gras Indians, became an ancestor on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
He will be buried in a Mardi Gras Indian funeral on Saturday, April 27 at St Paul's Lutheran Church, 1625 Annette Street, New Orleans, 70116.
Visitation is from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. The service will begin at 10:00 am. Mardi Gras Indians should gather at the church by 9:30 am.
Repast will be in the church hall following the Mardi Gras Indian procession and cutting loose of the remains.
"Chief Joe" is the uncle of Otto "Chief Fiyo" Dejean, Senior of the Hard Head Hunters. You may extend your condolences and support to Chief Fiyo and his family via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Jack Green will lead the Red, White and Blue tribe in a special tribute to Chief Joe at Jazzfest at 1:30 pm at the Mardi Gras Indian Pavilion facing the Congo Square stage.
Creole Wild West Gang Flag Honey Bannister (l) and Red, White, and Blue Big Chief Joe Allen (r) share the culture with children at McDonogh 42 Charter School during a Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame educational program, December 2010. We thank Chief Joe for his generous and rich contributions to Hall of Fame activities over the years.