The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: death
medium: notes
keywords: sacrifice
location: Kohima
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:31
text: The house of the dead. In Kohima if a family has a run of deaths a pig is sacrificed and the family grave is cleaned and tended ie the dead are mobilised for countering sickness. cf. the Nerhema effigies.