What Is the Death Ritual of the Cherokee Indians?

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The death ritual of the Cherokee Indians is performed over anyone that has passed, no matter how little or how long they lived. It involves bathing the body in lavender and oil and then wrapped in a white cotton sheet. The body is then placed in a coffin, at which time an eagle feather is placed upon the body of the deceased.
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