The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black and white photographs taken by J.P. Mills

caption: Chief of Chingmei dances at the ceremonies that follow the conclusion of a successful raid. He wears full ceremonial dress and, as he dances, he strikes his shield with his dao to tally the number of captured enemy heads, the numbers of which he declaims in a loud voice. Chang, Chingmei village.
medium: photographs
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1918-1945
note: documentation based on catalogue by Betty von Furer-Haimendorf unless uncatalogued, in which case text within square brackets
person: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
refnum: 1200/SOAS/JPM