—The turkey was domesticated at an early date. The Spaniards found many of these "cocks with great hanging chins," which roamed the country or were kept in large flocks chiefly to supply feathers for garments. Turkey feathers are of some importance in ceremonial life. This is illustrated by a certain rite at Isleta, where the turkey feather as the "oldest one" has a place of preëeminence, being set aside for the chief. Since the turkey is hard to raise, there is a belief at Zuñi that its feathers are a token of mortality and that no dancer should wear them except one who impersonates supernaturals or the dead. At Cochiti turkey feathers are buried on All Souls' Day so that the dead may wear them in their dances.