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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Burial customs - American Indian

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1881
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BURI - Ame
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites
Cradleboards -- 1800-1899
Ship burials
Content: Leaf from "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H.C. Yarrow. Extracted from U. S. Bureau of American Ethnology. First annual report, 1879-80.
Content: Written on border: "Chinook Indian ; body in cradle is left floating on river and so decays." Red spots on image. Includes additional text.
Source note: From
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 25 x 15 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 2155912
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17261466
Barcode: 33333159463666
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dfb79cc0-c53c-012f-427e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1881: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Mourning-cradle." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd2c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Mourning-cradle." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd2c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1881). Mourning-cradle. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd2c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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