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Reaction to death among the Mescalero Apache

Southwestern journal of anthropology2 • Published In 1946 • Pages: 454-467

By: Opler, Morris Edward.

Abstract
Mescalero beliefs and practices surrounding death are the subjects of this article. The article includes descriptions of funeral and mourning practices, a summary of Mescalero beliefs about ghosts, the afterworld, and ghost sickness, and a discussion of the treatment and remarriage of widows and widowers.
Subjects
Death
Cult of the dead
Eschatology
Burial practices and funerals
Dying
Secondary marriages
culture
Mescalero Apache
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1979-1980
Coverage Date
1931-1935
Coverage Place
Mescalero Indian Reservation, New Mexico, United States
Notes
Morris Edward Opler
LCCN
47005758
LCSH
Mescalero Indians