Sickness and Death

Funerary Methods of Our
Southern First Americans.

ENGRAVING by Theodor De Bry, The Tomb of their Werovvans of Cheiff Lordes, based on a ca.1585 watercolor drawing by John White.

The Tombe of their Cherounes or cheife personages, their flesh clene taken of from the bones saue the skynn and heare of theire heads, wch flesh is dried and enfolded in matts laide at theire feete. their bones also being made dry, ar couered wth deare skynns not altering their forme or proportion. With theire Kywash, which is an Image of woode keeping the deade. (From the original watercolor)

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