Ronnel Butler

Mr. Ronnel Butler is a Flag Boy of the 9th Ward Black Hatchet Mardi Gras Indian tribe in New Orleans.  The role of the Flag Boy is relay information from the Spy Boy to the Big Chief to alert the rest of the tribe when a rival tribe is approaching during ceremonial battle on Mardi Gras morning.  The Flag Boy will also typically carry a large staff covered in rhinestones and feathers to use as a communication tool.