Navajo Indians Southwest: Bury A Child’s Placenta, Tribe’s Reservation

Among the Navajo Indians of the Southwest, it is customary to bury a child’s placenta within the sacred Four Corners of the tribe’s reservation as a binder to ancestral land and people.

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Do You Know Where Your Placenta is Buried?
Do You Know Where Your Placenta is Buried?

Among the Navajo Indians of the Southwest, it is customary to bury a child’s placenta within the sacred Four Corners of the tribe’s reservation as a binder to ancestral land and people.

Comments

  1. Rose Clayborne

    Sounds kind of like the Hmong people. If I’m correct, I believe that Hmong people (back in Laos or ancient times) bury the placenta in the middle of their homes.

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