Funeral Guests

Display Name: 
Funeral Guests
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Guests at Funeral
Race: 
Indian
Gender: 
Multi Gender Group
Class: 
Indian Tribal Member
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

The funeral ceremonies for Issetibbeha include "almost a hundred guests" who travel in wagons and on foot to the plantation from elsewhere (331) - when the food runs out "the guests returned home and came back the next day with more food" (336), which may mean they are Indians from other tribes or clans. They are "decorous, quiet, patient" (331), and the descriptions of them repeatedly mention the "stiff European finery" and the "bright, stiff, hard finery" they wear for the occasion (331, 339).

Individual or Group: 
Group
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