sutteeism


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sutteeism

the Hindu practice or custom, now forbidden, of a widow’s self-immolation upon her husband’s funeral pyre. — suttee, sati, n.
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In virtue of it, infanticide and sutteeism may spring up and flourish in our Western Territories, whenever there shall be enough immigrants from Asia to constitute Territorial Governments and this Federal Government must look on in silence, its wings outspread over all things hateful and devilish.
Neighbors offered a somewhat more objective account of Comanche culture, complete with observations on several aspects of Comanche belief - a supreme being, shamanism, burial and sutteeism, oath-taking, and others.