In the higher religions the creators are nature gods and great gods, and finally the one God stands alone as creator. +829+. The act of creation is commonly represented as a process. An interesting example is the Californian Achomāwi cosmogony.
Another method, embracing both burial and cremation, has been practiced by the Pitt River or Achomawi Indians of California, who "bury the body in the ground in a standing position, the shoulders nearly even with the ground. The grave is prepared by digging a hole of sufficient depth and circumference to admit the body, the head being cut off.