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: attitude towards tigers
medium: notes
person: Chalruse Sangtam
ethnicgroup: SangtamSangtam <NorthernAo
location: Thungare
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:49
text: If a man kills a tiger there is danger that the tiger's soul may strike him with sickness. If this happens, a chicken is offered in a basket on a stake and a basket effigy of a tiger with cotton wool and cloth is suspended by a string from a branch. This expels the tiger and the man recovers.
text: Chalruse Sangtam.
text: Thungare. A recent one - the man had killed a tiger 20 years but it was only this year that the symptoms of tiger possession appeared - did the puja 2 days ago and is already a little better.