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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 210 pages of information about A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians.

Any material the result of careful observation will be most gratefully received and acknowledged in the final volume; but the writer must here confess the lasting obligation he is under to those who have already contributed, a number so large that limited space precludes a mention of their individual names.

Criticism and comments are earnestly invited from all those interested in the special subject of this paper and anthropology in general.  Contributions are also requested from persons acquainted with curious forms of burial prevailing among other tribes of savage men.

The lithographs which illustrate this paper have been made by Thos.  Sinclair & Son, of Philadelphia, Pa., after original drawings made by Mr. W.H.  Holmes, who has with great kindness superintended their preparation.

FOOTNOTES: 

[Footnote 1:  Hist.  Ind.  Tribes of U.S. 1853 pt. 3, p. 193.]

[Footnote 2:  Antiq. of Southern Indians, 1873, pp. 108-110.]

[Footnote 3:  Hist. of Carolina, 1714, p. 181.]

[Footnote 4:  Hist.  Ind.  Tribes of U.S., 1855, pt. 5, p.270.]

[Footnote 5:  Rep.  Smithsonian Institution, 1871, p. 407.]

[Footnote 6:  Nov. dans l’Arizona in Ball.  Soc. de Geographic 1877.]

[Footnote 7:  Nat.  Races Pacif.  States 1874, vol. i, p 555.]

[Footnote 8:  Cont. to N.A.  Ethnol., 1877, vol. iii, p. 133.]

[Footnote 9:  L’incertitude des Signes de la Mort, 1749, t. 1, p. 439.]

[Footnote 10:  Rites of Funeral, Ancient and Modern, 1683, p. 45.]

[Footnote 11:  Schoolcraft Hist.  Ind.  Tribes of the United States, 1853, Pt. 3, p. 140.]

[Footnote 12:  U.S.  Geol.  Surv. of Terr. 1876, p. 473.]

[Footnote 13:  Life and adventures of Moses Van Campen, 1841, p. 252.]

[Footnote 14:  Trans.  Amer.  Antiq.  Soc., 1830, vol i, p. 302.]

[Footnote 15:  Antiquities of Tennessee.  Smith.  Inst.  Cont. to Knowledge.  No. 259, 1876. pp. 1, 8, 37, 52, 55, 82.]

[Footnote 16:  Pop.  Sc.  Month, Sept., 1877, p. 577.]

[Footnote 17:  Nat.  Races of the Pacific States, 1874, vol. i, p. 780.]

[Footnote 18:  A detailed account of this exploration, with many illustrations, will be found in the Eleventh Annual Report of the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, 1878.]

[Footnote 19:  Trans.  Amer.  Antiq.  Soc., 1820, vol. i, p. 174 et seq.]

[Footnote 20:  American Naturalist, 1877, xi, No. 11, p. 688.]

[Footnote 21:  Proc.  Am.  Ass.  Adv. of Science, 1875, p. 288.]

[Footnote 22:  Bartram’s Travels, 1791, p. 513.]

[Footnote 23:  Bartram’s Travels, 1791, p. 515.]

[Footnote 24:  A Concise Nat.  Hist. of East and West Florida, 1775.]

[Footnote 25:  Mem.  Hist. sur la Louisiane, 1753, vol. i, pp. 241-243.]

[Footnote 26:  Uncivilized Races of the World, 1870, vol i, p. 464.]

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