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A Further Contribution To The Study Of The Mortuary Customs

Auhtor: C Yarrow

Language: english

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Review by Timothy B. Riley, January 2005


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Further Contribution To The Study Of The Mortuary Customs':

... covered with two or three mats made of rushes or cane. The coffin is made of woven reeds or hollow canes tied fast at both ends. When everything is ...
... the Pueblo Indians of San Geronimo de Taos, New Mexico, furnished by Judge Anthony Joseph, will show in a manner how civilized customs have become engrafted ...
... usage. His reply was nearly in the following words: Our prophet Zoroaster, who lived 6,000 years ago, taught us to regard the elements as symbols of ...
... articles as were employed in this one. It should be added that of the many hundreds of skeletons uncovered at Santa Barbara the one mentioned presented ...
... 2 feet by 4 feet, and from 18 inches to 2 feet deep. They are made of thin-bedded sandstone slabs, generally roughly shaped, but some of them have been ...
... the weight of the earth above them had driven them down, yet the entire frame was so perfect that it was an easy matter to trace all the bones the ...
... the destruction of horses and other properly is of considerable magnitude, but usually this is not the case, owing to a practice existing with ...
... Corpses of their Kings and Rulers after Death, which they order in the following manner: First, they neatly flay off the Skin as entire as they can, slitting ...
... them. One of the feet of the latter projects, with a toe-nail visible. The remaining mummies are of adults. One of the packages has been opened, and ...
... body deposited therein, covered with a little dirt, the mound thus formed being covered either with split planks, poles, or birch bark. . Henry Youle ...
... and the Konkan, they believe it necessary to nourish the spirits of the departed for the space of a year. This is generally done by a squaw, who ...
... As no trace of the cranium could be found, it seems probable that the head had either been burned or severed from the body and removed, or else left ...
... but always on a scaffold, made of four posts about eight feet high, on which the box is placed, or, if no box is used, the body wrapped in red or ...
... sometimes heightened, when the deceased was a grown-up son, by the old man kindling a little fire near the head of the scaffold, and varying his lamentations ...
... and purified by the air, having provided a curiously-wrought chest or coffin, fabricated of bones and splints, they place all the bones therein, which ...
... Whalbey, one of Vancouver's officers, noticed several sepulchers formed exactly like a sentry-box. Some of them were open, and contained the skeletons ...
... chief, and request them to assemble at the Rose Bud, in order to meet our village and devote themselves to a general time of mourning, there met, ...
... and said to them: My friends, my heart is so overpowered with grief that, though my eyes were open, I have not taken notice that you have been ...
... crying kind of singing, with no accompaniments, but generally all do not sing the same melody at the same time in unison. Several may sing the ...
... Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man.Burt ...