National Geographic : 1940 Nov
±W ---- uii,p, - -,il uranling DyW.Langfon lilin Yuma Tribesmen Still Burn Images to Honor Their Dead in the Solemn Annual Kairok Ceremonial When Yuma Indians die, their bodies are cremated and their families go into mourning until the day of the Karok. Then images, made byskilled artisans to look as much like the dead tribesmen as possible, are clothed and carried to the scene of the sacred observance (right). After formal dances, theimages and other offerings are burned. This ends the period of mourning. After the ritual, the names of the dead persons never againare spoken inthetribe.