This Nov. 26, 1950 Times-Picayune photo shows the remains of a Tunica warrior, rifle by his side and knife under his head. The article at the time reported some items were removed to be positively identified and preserved before the remains were once again covered. Best estimates are that the man was a 25-year-old warrior who died in the early 1800s. {Photo by Cyrus Burley}

Recalling 1950 discovery of Tunica warrior’s grave

{Editor’s Note: October is Louisiana Archaeology Month. This is the first of a series of archaeology-related articles to help celebrate Avoyelles’ history -- and pre-history -- and those men and women who are dedicated to researching and preserving those links to our past.}

Over 200 years ago, a young Native American man was buried with his prized possessions -- a rifle, a long knife and his silver-adorned vest.

OPENING SATURDAY — After being closed for repairs since the flooding of August 2016, St. Martinville’s Cultural Heritage Center will open its doors this Saturday.
(Sally Angelle)

Flood-damaged SM museum to open Saturday

More than a year after the August 2016 flood damaged both the Acadian Memorial and the Cultural Heritage Museum on South Market Street, restoration work is now complete.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., the Cultural Heritage Museum will officially reopen. Earlier in the morning two waves of Tour du Teche paddlers will depart after a stopover. One group will leave at 7 a.m. and another at 9 from the Evangeline Oak Park area.

Erath High Homecoming Court

Erath High 2017 Homecoming Court—Erath High will play Berwick tonight in the annual Homecoming Game. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. The presentation of the court will take place at 6:15 p.m. The queen will be announced at the game that night. Senior members of the Erath High Homecoming Court are: (Back row): Gracie Langham, England Tallmore, Alexis Alario, Taylor Hebert, Morgan Alleman, (Front) Alaina Stephen, Caroline Poche', Kenzie Hargrave and Olivia Borel. Photo courtesy of Lynn Broussard. The Erath Homecoming Parade will be held today at 12:30.

Abbeville to reapply for state funds for projects

It has been an exercise in patience, but the Abbeville City Council remains focused on gaining state funds for flood protection and drainage projects in parts of the city.
The Council voted 5-0 during its regular meeting Tuesday evening to allow City Engineer Richard Primeaux to submit a request for funds through the Louisiana Capital Outlay program. The request is due by Nov. 1. The funds would cover projects in four areas of the city.


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