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Tutuila Island, American Samoa    

Trip Day Twenty: Thursday, October 11, 2007     

Life and Death on Tutuila Island

The Lagoon

Zion Church is Across From The Church in Leone.
Gayly Decorated Graves

The American Samoans leave no doubt that they care for their ancestors.

House With Grave In Yard

It Samoan custom that if they can do so, they have their ancestors graves in their front yards! The more important the ancestor, the fancier his grave. They frequently have a roof of some description over the grave to protect it from the weather.

House With Grave

This ancestor must have been very important to warrant such a splendid grave site.

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