The Ojibwe build wooden plank spirit houses over the graves of their dead. These houses rise two feet above the ground and feature a small hole in one end, along with a small shelf.  The hole allows for the departed's spirit to escape, and the shelf holds offerings for the departed to take on his journey to the spirit world. 

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Ojibwe Spirit Houses of Northern Wisconsin

As featured in G.M. Moore's Ghosts of Manitowish Waters.
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