Gallery: Funeral for Cyril “Big Chief Ironhorse” Green
Mardi Gras Indians blended with family and friends at the second-line as they paid tribute to Mr. Green, a third-generation Mardi Gras Indian. The funeral Mass was said at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on St. Roch Avenue.
Mr. Green, who grew up in and lived in New Orleans’ 8th Ward, got his nickname "Ironhorse" because he has used a wheelchair since being wounded by stray gunfire in 1990.
Mr. Green was inducted into the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame in 2006, and he received the Crystal Feather, that organization’s highest honor. He also was a former vice president of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Circle of Chiefs.