The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: head tree and burial ground with heads
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongnyu
date: 7.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Very near to it is a rubber tree on which formerly the heads of enemies were placed. Very close to it is the final burial ground of the inhabitants of the village. The heads are put in boxes of sandstone after the corpses have decayed on the platform.