Author: H.C. Yarrow
Release Date: March 2, 2004 [EBook #11398]
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J.W. POWELL, DIRECTOR
Study of the mortuary customs of the north American Indians.
Dr. H.C. Yarrow, act. ASST. Surg., USA
List of illustrations
1.-Quiogozeon or dead house 2.-Pima burial 3.-Towers of silence 4.-Towers of silence 5.-Alaskan mummies 6.-Burial urns 7.-Indian cemetery 8.-Grave pen 9.-Grave pen l0.-Tolkotin cremation ll.-Eskimo lodge burial l2.-Burial houses l3.-Innuit grave l4.-Ingalik grave l5.-Dakota scaffold burial l6.-Offering food to the dead l7.-Depositing the corpse l8.-Tree-burial l9.-Chippewa scaffold burial 30.-Scarification at burial 3l.-Australian scaffold burial 33.-Preparing the dead 33.-Canoe-burial 24.-Twana canoe-burial 25.-Posts for burial canoes 36.-Tent on scaffold 37.-House burial 38.-House burial 39.-Canoe-burial 30.-Mourning-cradle 3l.-Launching the burial cradle 32.-Chippewa widow 33.-Ghost gamble 34.-Figured plum stones 35.-Winning throw, No 1 36.-Winning throw, No 2 37.-Winning throw, No 3 38.-Winning throw, No 4 39.-Winning throw, No 5 40.-Winning throw, No 6 4l.-Auxiliary throw, No 1 42.-Auxiliary throw No 2 43.-Auxiliary throw, No 3 44.-Auxiliary throw No 4 45.-Auxiliary throw, No 5 46.-Burial posts 47.-Grave fire
STUDY OF THE MORTUARY CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
By H.C. Yarrow.
In view of the fact that the present paper will doubtless reach many readers who may not, in consequence of the limited edition, have seen the preliminary volume on mortuary customs, it seems expedient to reproduce in great part the prefatory remarks which served as an introduction to that work; for the reasons then urged, for the immediate study of this subject, still exist, and as time flies on become more and more important.