Challenge of the Week CI
Traditions. "In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies." Write about Native Americans, or other indigenous peoples. This could be an alternate history, a period piece, historical fiction, or whatever you like. Fiction or non-fiction, poetry or Prose.
The sickness spread through the tribe, and they buried more every day. Painstakingly decorating each corpse with ritual silks, placing two coins on the eyes, following tradition to give them a better life in the afterword.
More died, and more were buried with silk and silver coins. The tribe grew grew poorer and poorer.
The last to die were those who starved, and they had no silks nor coins in the afterlife.