History Main / IndianBurialGround

27th Aug '16 5:10:46 PM LentilSandEater
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->''Remember last week when we dug up all those Indian bones and made puppets out of them?''
->''It turns out they were buried over an '''Ancient Indian Burial Ground'''!''
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''

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->''Remember %%->''Remember last week when we dug up all those Indian bones and made puppets out of them?''
->''It %%->''It turns out they were buried over an '''Ancient Indian Burial Ground'''!''
-->-- %%-->-- ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''
23rd Aug '16 1:45:29 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Compare GypsyCurse and HollywoodVoodoo, similar curse-related tropes.

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Compare GypsyCurse and HollywoodVoodoo, similar curse-related tropes.
tropes with similar ethnic baggage.
12th Aug '16 9:05:33 AM lordGacek
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* In ''Film/{{Poultrygeist}}'', what's being built over an Indian burial ground is actually not a house, but a fast food restaurant. The title is kind of giveaway.

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* In ''Film/{{Poultrygeist}}'', ''Film/PoultrygeistNightOfTheChickenDead'', what's being built over an Indian burial ground is actually not a house, but a fast food restaurant. The title is kind of giveaway.
12th Aug '16 9:04:10 AM lordGacek
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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is cursed. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the CurseEscapeClause and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.

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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all (after all, people have to live somewhere. somewhere). At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there their remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is cursed. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives activates the CurseEscapeClause and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.



* A ghostless version is used in ''Film/JeremiahJohnson''. Johnson, after spending a good chunk of the movie getting to know his family and get settled into the life of a mountain man, is recruited by soldiers to lead them through the hazardous mountains to rescue a caravan stranded in Crow territory (Crow Indians are referred to as the more dangerous of the local bands in the movie). Johnson reluctantly agrees and takes leads them. However, they come across a Crow burial ground and Johnson refuses to pass through, saying its sacred and that even Crow people don't often step foot in them. The soldiers balk at his warning and ask how long it would take to go around. Johnson says it would take days and the soldiers press Johnson to lead them through the graveyard, which he does, warning the soldiers to go slowly in single file and be absolutely silent. They make it safely through the burial ground and get to the caravan, but when Johnson goes back through the sacred grounds he notices, to his horror, that one of the skeletons is adorned with [[spoiler: his wife's blue bead jewellry. He rides home as fast as he can and finds both his wife and adopted son slaughtered]].

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* A ghostless version is used in ''Film/JeremiahJohnson''. Johnson, after spending a good chunk of the movie getting to know his family and get settled into the life of a mountain man, is recruited by soldiers to lead them through the hazardous mountains to rescue a caravan stranded in Crow territory (Crow Indians are referred to as the more dangerous of the local bands in the movie). Johnson reluctantly agrees and takes leads them. However, they come across a Crow burial ground and Johnson refuses to pass through, saying its sacred and that even Crow people don't often step foot in them. The soldiers balk at his warning and ask how long it would take to go around. Johnson says it would take days and the soldiers press Johnson to lead them through the graveyard, which he does, warning the soldiers to go slowly in single file and be absolutely silent. They make it safely through the burial ground and get to the caravan, but when Johnson goes back through the sacred grounds he notices, to his horror, that one of the skeletons is adorned with [[spoiler: his wife's blue bead jewellry.jewelery. He rides home as fast as he can and finds both his wife and adopted son slaughtered]].


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* In ''Film/{{Poultrygeist}}'', what's being built over an Indian burial ground is actually not a house, but a fast food restaurant. The title is kind of giveaway.
20th Jul '16 9:47:36 PM Cupcakes
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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is [[Curse cursed]]. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the CurseEscapeClause and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.

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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is [[Curse cursed]].cursed. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the CurseEscapeClause and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.
20th Jul '16 9:47:04 PM Cupcakes
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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is cursed. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the [[CurseEscapeClause]] and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.

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The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is cursed.[[Curse cursed]]. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the [[CurseEscapeClause]] CurseEscapeClause and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.
20th Jul '16 9:46:17 PM Cupcakes
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A common explanation for supernatural goings-on in America, most commonly seen in movies: A HauntedHouse is built on an ancient Indian burial ground. The disturbed spirits of the ancients of the land then enact their bloody vengeance against those who wake them by turning off the lights, making hooting noises, creating flies and maybe, if they feel up to it despite being dead, killing people.

Sometimes this isn't known or revealed until the end, sometimes it's known only to the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive greedy land developer]] who just doesn't care as long as he gets it cheap, or to people who don't believe in such nonsense but will by the end of the movie.

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A common explanation for supernatural goings-on in America, most commonly seen in movies: movies coming in two common varieties: A HauntedHouse is built on an ancient Indian burial ground. The disturbed spirits of the ancients of the land then enact their bloody vengeance against those who wake them by turning off the lights, making hooting noises, creating flies and maybe, if they feel up to it despite being dead, killing people.

people.
Sometimes this isn't known or revealed until the end, sometimes it's known only to the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive greedy land developer]] who just doesn't care as long as he gets it cheap, or to people who don't believe in such nonsense but will by the end of the movie.
movie.

The other slightly less common version has the spirits of the dead not bothered by new construction after all people have to live somewhere. At least they weren't until someone dug up something they owned or disturbed there remains. At that point whoever did it or whoever was in the vicinity of it is cursed. Generally whatever horrible thing happens to the fool who did it will continue, following them from place to place no matter how far from the original burial ground they go, until they put whatever they took back or give the remains a proper burial. That actives the [[CurseEscapeClause]] and the dead go back to eternal resting until someone else decides to mess with them.
18th Jul '16 3:59:33 AM Arivne
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* The Hawaii ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' episode has the boys returning a taboo statue to the burial ground of the first kings to stop the bad luck they think it's causing. They end up running into an old archaeologist,played by Vincent Price, who's desperate to protect his find, ties them up for a while and talks to the big statue there.

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* The Hawaii ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' episode has the boys returning a taboo statue to the burial ground of the first kings to stop the bad luck they think it's causing. They end up running into an old archaeologist,played archaeologist, played by Vincent Price, who's desperate to protect his find, ties them up for a while and talks to the big statue there.
18th Jul '16 3:58:56 AM Arivne
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* In ''Series/TheWaltons'' season 6 episode "The Warrior", an 101 year old Cherokee man and his son arrive at Walton's Mountain, in the Appalachians of Virginia. He explains that white settlers drove the Cherokees all the way to Oklahoma, and now that he is close to the end of his life, he wants to find his family's ancestral burial ground so he can be buried there as well. Keeping in mind that the story is set in the late 1930's, the Waltons explain that all they've ever heard about the Indians that used to live in the region are prejudices that they were scalping savages on the warpath. However, the old Cherokee man is very kind and they are moved by his plight, and try to help him. However, when he finds a memorial rock with directions written in the Cherokee language on where to find the burial ground, he discovers that it is right under the Walton's barn. He insists that the Waltons tear down their barn and purify the land, because they are desecrating it. Pa Walton does not believe him and becomes angry, though in private Grandpa Walton confides to the Cherokee that also being near the end of his life, he sympathizes with his desire to make sure his he buried with his family. The old Cherokee man sets fire to the barn and is arrested. Pa Walton doesn't want to press charges, he just doesn't want him to come back, but the old man says he will keep returning until he succeeds in destroying the barn. Meanwhile, Grandpa Walton decides there's only one way to prove if what the old Cherokee says is true, so he takes a shovel and digs up the floor of the barn. Sure enough, he finds not only Indian pottery but a human skull, confirming that the barn is indeed built over a Cherokee burial ground. The Waltons are left with their original beliefs in "morally righteous white settlers versus savage indians" shattered. The old Cherokee man dies from the stress in his holding cell. Deciding that "every graveyard began with one grave", they agree to let the Cherokee man's son bury him in a different, pristine part of Walton's mountain surrounded by nature.

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* In ''Series/TheWaltons'' season 6 episode "The Warrior", an 101 year old Cherokee man and his son arrive at Walton's Mountain, in the Appalachians of Virginia. He explains that white settlers drove the Cherokees all the way to Oklahoma, and now that he is close to the end of his life, he wants to find his family's ancestral burial ground so he can be buried there as well. Keeping in mind that the story is set in the late 1930's, the Waltons explain that all they've ever heard about the Indians that used to live in the region are prejudices that they were scalping savages on the warpath. However, the old Cherokee man is very kind and they are moved by his plight, and try to help him. However, when he finds a memorial rock with directions written in the Cherokee language on where to find the burial ground, he discovers that it is right under the Walton's barn. He insists that the Waltons tear down their barn and purify the land, because they are desecrating it. Pa Walton does not believe him and becomes angry, though in private Grandpa Walton confides to the Cherokee that also being near the end of his life, he sympathizes with his desire to make sure his he buried with his family. The old Cherokee man sets fire to the barn and is arrested. Pa Walton doesn't want to press charges, he just doesn't want him to come back, but the old man says he will keep returning until he succeeds in destroying the barn. Meanwhile, Grandpa Walton decides there's only one way to prove if what the old Cherokee says is true, so he takes a shovel and digs up the floor of the barn. Sure enough, he finds not only Indian pottery but a human skull, confirming that the barn is indeed built over a Cherokee burial ground. The Waltons are left with their original beliefs in "morally righteous white settlers versus savage indians" Indians" shattered. The old Cherokee man dies from the stress in his holding cell. Deciding that "every graveyard began with one grave", they agree to let the Cherokee man's son bury him in a different, pristine part of Walton's mountain surrounded by nature.
1st Jul '16 6:56:53 PM WillKeaton
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* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms has "[[http://5secondfilms.com/watch/the_used_car The Used Car]]":

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* WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms has "[[http://5secondfilms.[[http://5secondfilms.com/watch/the_used_car The "The Used Car]]":Car":]]



* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00201.html Why Beltane claimed to want to perform a rite there]].
* Played for laughs in ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' with [[http://xkcd.com/782/ this comic]].

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* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00201.html Why Beltane claimed to want to perform a rite there]].
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* Played for laughs in ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' with [[http://xkcd.com/782/ this comic]].comic.]]



** And inverted in [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/8/19/how-to-create-an-original-story.html#comment6394557 this one]].
* In ''WebComic/TheWhiteboard'' Tawny asks if the "outlaw" paintball field (where safety rules are ignored) is something like an old burial ground where [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1229.html "they only buried the really stupid ones"]].

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** And inverted in [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/8/19/how-to-create-an-original-story.html#comment6394557 this one]].
one.]]
* In ''WebComic/TheWhiteboard'' Tawny asks if the "outlaw" paintball field (where safety rules are ignored) is something like an old burial ground where [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1229.html "they only buried the really stupid ones"]].ones."]]
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