@carrotisland- Another thing that is very interesting about the Huron tribe is how they celebrated their deceased. Before any type of burial or mourning would be done, they would have a feast to celebrate the dead. All of their friends and family would be invited for the great meal.
The body would be wrapped in fur and placed on top of a litter in the village. They would mourn for several days. They would then move the litter to a cemetery. They would build a small cabin-type house around the body. They would then place presents such as fool, oil, and tools in the cabin. This was to assist the deceased on their journey into the spiritual world.
Every ten years, they would hold a Feast of the Dead. They would bring some remains of their deceased family members to the village. They scraped the bones clean of skin and wrapped the bones in fur. They would then celebrate with games and festivities.