Wish I'd had this map when I was working on this week's feature. Thanks to William Kleindl, a PhD student at the University of Montana, for sending it along.

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(And they use the term felo de se ("felon of himself") instead of suicide. That's a part of the history I didn't get into in the feature—how old governments would punish suicides by confiscating their property [instead of handing it down to their heirs] and publicly mangling their bodies to humiliate the families.)

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