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<br> There are a variety of cultural burial customs among the American Indian tribes. Some of the tribes bury their dead in caves or ravines, walled in with rocks, some in trees, on a scaffolds or buried in or on the ground. The bodies are tightly wrapped in blankets and shawls. Many of the Indian's personal effects are buried with them or deposited on the grave. Relative bring food for a give number of days and leave it for the departed to subsist upon until he or she completes their journey to the "happy hunting grounds."&nbsp; <br>  
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<br> There are a variety of cultural burial customs among the American Indian tribes. Some of the tribes bury their dead in caves or ravines, walled in with rocks, some in trees, on a scaffolds or buried in or on the ground. The bodies are tightly wrapped in blankets and shawls. Many of the Indian's personal effects are buried with them or deposited on the grave. Relative bring food for a give number of days and leave it for the departed to subsist upon until he or she completes their journey to the "happy hunting grounds."<br>  
  
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=== Suggested Reading  ===
 
=== Suggested Reading  ===
  
Bushbnell, David I. ''Native Cemeteries and Forms of Burial East of the Mississippi''. Washington, D.C.&nbsp;: Government Printing Office, 1920.[http://www.worldcat.org/title/native-cemeteries-and-forms-of-burial-east-of-the-mississippi/oclc/931986 WorldCat]  
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Bushbnell, David I. ''Native Cemeteries and Forms of Burial East of the Mississippi''. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920.[http://www.worldcat.org/title/native-cemeteries-and-forms-of-burial-east-of-the-mississippi/oclc/931986 WorldCat]  
  
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. ''Your Guide to Cemetery Research''. Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH. 2002. FHL book: 973 V37cs&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/american-cemetery-research/oclc/866367642 WorldCat]  
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Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. ''Your Guide to Cemetery Research''. Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH. 2002. FHL book: 973 V37cs<br>
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[http://www.worldcat.org/title/american-cemetery-research/oclc/866367642 WorldCat]  
  
 
Eastman, Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman. ''The Soul of the Indian''. www.manga.com.au/%7Eprfbrown/easman6.html  
 
Eastman, Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman. ''The Soul of the Indian''. www.manga.com.au/%7Eprfbrown/easman6.html  
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Moulton, Candy. ''Everyday Life Among the American Indians''. Cincinnati:Writer's Digest Books, 2001.  
 
Moulton, Candy. ''Everyday Life Among the American Indians''. Cincinnati:Writer's Digest Books, 2001.  
  
Santillanes, Gary F. ''Releasing the Spirit: A Lesson in Native American Funeral Rituals''. Originally published in ''The Director'' 69:10 (October 1997): 32, 34.(''The Director'': membrs of the state associations affiliated with the National Funeral Directords Association of the United States, Inc. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/director-members-of-the-state-associations-affiliated-with-the-national-funeral-directors-association-of-the-united-states-inc/oclc/865793918 WorldCat]) <br>  
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Santillanes, Gary F. ''Releasing the Spirit: A Lesson in Native American Funeral Rituals''. Originally published in ''The Director'' 69:10 (October 1997): 32, 34.(''The Director'': members of the state associations affiliated with the National Funeral Directors Association of the United States, Inc. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/director-members-of-the-state-associations-affiliated-with-the-national-funeral-directors-association-of-the-united-states-inc/oclc/865793918 WorldCat]) <br>  
  
 
Yarrow, H.C. ''North American Indians Burial Customs''. Ogden, UT: Eagles' View Publishing, 1988. <br>  
 
Yarrow, H.C. ''North American Indians Burial Customs''. Ogden, UT: Eagles' View Publishing, 1988. <br>  
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There are a variety of cultural burial customs among the American Indian tribes. Some of the tribes bury their dead in caves or ravines, walled in with rocks, some in trees, on a scaffolds or buried in or on the ground. The bodies are tightly wrapped in blankets and shawls. Many of the Indian's personal effects are buried with them or deposited on the grave. Relative bring food for a give number of days and leave it for the departed to subsist upon until he or she completes their journey to the "happy hunting grounds."

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Suggested Reading[edit | edit source]

Bushbnell, David I. Native Cemeteries and Forms of Burial East of the Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920.WorldCat

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Your Guide to Cemetery Research. Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH. 2002. FHL book: 973 V37cs
WorldCat

Eastman, Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman. The Soul of the Indian. www.manga.com.au/%7Eprfbrown/easman6.html

Moulton, Candy. Everyday Life Among the American Indians. Cincinnati:Writer's Digest Books, 2001.

Santillanes, Gary F. Releasing the Spirit: A Lesson in Native American Funeral Rituals. Originally published in The Director 69:10 (October 1997): 32, 34.(The Director: members of the state associations affiliated with the National Funeral Directors Association of the United States, Inc. WorldCat)

Yarrow, H.C. North American Indians Burial Customs. Ogden, UT: Eagles' View Publishing, 1988.

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