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Indian graves covered with split sticks.

Image ID: 807008

Indian graves covered with split sticks. (1860)

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Image Title

:  Indian graves covered with split sticks.

Published Date

: 1860

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 15 x 12 cm. (5 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "…moans, and other outward signs of grief. The corpse was placed in a burying-ground called by the Hurons Oi-go-sa-yé. If the death had been natural, each corpse was encased separately in birch bark and elevated on four poles. They remained there until the celebration of the "Feast of the Dead," which took place every eight or ten years. At this period the inhabitants of a village taking down each bier in their Oi-go-sa-yé ....
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Original Source

: From Narrative of the Canadian Red River exploring expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan exploring expedition of 1858. Longman, 1860) Hind, Henry Youle (1823-1908), Author.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Indians -- North America -- Eastern-Northern -- 1800s

Source Description

: 4 folders (124 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC INDIA-Nor-E 18

Digital ID

: 807008

Record ID

: 712347

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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