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: head-taking
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Chare
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:2
text: Sangtam Head-taking - wooden heads. Chare - a gaonbura's house has 3 wooden
text: heads dangling at the end of separate chains of basket heads -
text: the wooden heads = heads taken by him
text: the basket heads = raids participated in by him (this is under Ao influence, & is not proper Sangtam custom.)