The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: notes from Mr Lambert's survey tour diary of 1935
caption: headhunting
medium: notes
person: Lambert
ethnicgroup: Konyak
date: 1935
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: Headhunting. It is customary amongst the Shiko Konyaks that when heads have been (78) taken and before tattooing takes place, to stick a spear or force a gun into a tree on your enemy's land.