Native American Customs

Pah-Ute cremation

A letter read before the American Philosophical Society in which W. J. Hoffman, who accompanied Wheeler on his Expedition of 1872, details how certain bands of the Pah-Utes (Paiutes) cremated their dead.

Cheyenne Indian Customs

Under their old system, before the division of the tribe, the Cheyenne had a council of 44 elective chiefs, of whom 4 constituted a higher body, with power to elect one of their own number as head chief of the tribe. In all councils that concerned the relations of the Cheyenne with other tribes, one member …

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Blackfeet Customs

Indians are usually represented as being a silent, sullen race, seldom speaking, and never laughing nor joking. However true this may be in regard to some tribes, it certainly was not the case with most of those who lived upon the Great Plains. These people were generally talkative, merry, and light-hearted; they delighted in fun, …

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