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: Konyak
location: Kongan (Kongon)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:16
text: Konyak head-taking.
text: Kongon - first to the drum, then to the morung, then to the taker's house where they are permanently lodged. In villages with great Angs, deposited permanently in the Ang's morung or the Ang's skull house. (Kongon - a small Ang & hence, not in his house.) 'We take heads to give them to the morung.'