Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 5p. SIEC No: 19861108

The author describes self-destructive behavior among primitive peoples, giving an example of “masked suicide” among the Crow Indians. A member of the tribe who wished to die would announce this wish in a ritual form & seek out death in combat, taking risks that would ensure death. His actions were accepted & praised by tribe members. 5 Ref. (NBB)