Why do women in America still choose to bury their dead?
The cemetery of the pioneer woman was a favorite spot for pilgrims and the cemetery was known for its lavish and extravagant arrangements.
One visitor described the cemetery as “a big open space filled with hundreds of graves, lots of marble, flowers and paintings.”
The cemetery is now a National Historic Landmark, the most visited cemetery in the United States.
But a recent report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation suggests that the cemetery’s history is not what it once was.
The National Trust’s report on the pioneer cemetery notes that the original site of the cemetery, a portion of the original Cherokee Nation Reservation, was a cemetery of Indian and European Americans, but that the site has since become an industrial area, housing factories and warehouses.
It also notes that Native Americans were barred from entering the cemetery because they had become known as “murderers of the graves.”
According to the report, the original cemetery has a history of vandalism and arson.
A group called the Indian Tribe of North America (ITNA) was responsible for setting fires at the cemetery during the 1890s and later in the 1910s.
In the late 1920s, an arsonist set fire to a large number of gravesites at the site of a former railroad depot, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 150 others.
In 1939, a man set fire in the cemetery.
In 1943, a fire caused a major collapse at the original pioneer cemetery and was the largest fire in American history at the time.
Today, the cemetery is a National Historical Landmark and is open to the public.