Hualapai Indian Funeral


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Hualapai Indian funeral in Hackberry, Arizona in 1929.

Traditionally, Hualapai dead were creamated along with their material possessions. In the late 19th century, the practice of cremation was altered by order of United States soldiers, pressing for Christian burials.

(Source: Handbook of North American Indians, v. 10, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1983)


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