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: use of human heads at the installation of a new morung, Kongon
medium: notes
location: Kongan (Kongon) Totok
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 2:1
text: 8. Kongon - new morung - insisted on getting a share in Totok's heads - even though forbidden to do so without a licence - 5 youths went and got one - they could easily have sent a telegram if they had wanted to - M'chung too far off - the puja? would be finished before a reply could come - I fined Rs. 250 - but when they appeared with 3 bottles of rice beer and the fine I reduced it to 150.