Introduction to the study of mortuary customs among the North American Indians / by Dr. H.C. Yarrow ...

; Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
Washington : Govt. Print. Off., 1880.

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Other Authors Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology.
Subjects Burial
Burial -- North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites.
Indians, North American.
Mortuary Practice.
North America
Description ix pages, 2 leaves, 114 pages
Copyright Date 1880.
Notes At head of title: Smithsonian institution - Bureau of ethnology. J.W. Powell, director.
Contents Introduction by J.W. Powell -- Letter from H.C. Yarrow to J.W. Powell -- Inquiries and suggestions upon the mortuary customs of the North American Indians by H.C. Yarrow -- Circular of queries -- Inhumation: Mohawks, Wichitas, Caddoes, Persians, Klamaths, Pimas and Apaches, Massasugas -- In canoes -- Stone graves or cists -- Mound burial: Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina -- Cave burial: Utah, California, Alaska -- Mummies: Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Northwest Coast -- Urn burial -- Surface burial -- Cairn-burial -- Cremation: Oregon -- Verification of deaths-Caraibs -- Cremation: California, Florida, furnace, partial -- Burial and cremation: California, New Jersey -- Burial above ground: Sioux -- Box Burial -- Tree and scaffold burial: Blackfeet -- Scaffold burial -- Mourning observances -- Conclamation -- Theory of scaffold burial -- Bone Houses -- Ossuaries: Natchez, Iroquois, Mandans -- Canoe-Burial: Clallams : Burial Houses.
Genre History
Geographic Area North America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)2484273
(OCoLC)ocm02484273
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WorldCat Identities Yarrow, H. C. 1840-1929.
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