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Transcript of Funeral Rights
Amaia Floreal 5th Period
Highly ritualized event filled with deep mourning
Involves two funerals
Stretched out on plantain leaves
Cleaned and covered in camwood dye
Laid out in living room
Second burial (ikwa ozu)
Ogbanje children, twins, and suicidal deaths do not get funerals
Chief burials and ceremonies
Funeral Rites of Igbo People
Public burials (cemetery)
Funeral Rites of European Colonists
Reaction To different Rights
Disposal of twins
Positives and Negatives
in some cases the Igbo people were accepting and even began to immerse themselves into the culture of Christianity and began to practice customs and traditions of the european funeral traditions.
Stopped unnecessary 'homicides'
neutralizing traditional belief in ancestral spirits
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