This page is dedicated to the history of indigenous burial traditions from earliest time until today.
Some burial practices reported are as follows: the body is placed in the grave in a sitting position on the heels, with objects placed around the body, wooden planks surround the grave to keep dirt out, a wooden fence or small palisade covered with mats are placed over the grave making a small dwelling. Hair of the relatives is cut and faces painted black. The name of the deceased is not mentioned again.1
- David Martine, Shinnecock Timeline
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