The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: stones after heads taken
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 14.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: For every head taken a stone was set up first of all at the place in front of the Ang's house. Then all heads were taken to the Ang's morung. (129) To kill an Ang-ha-ba Ang is not considered as unlucky, only to kill a Great Ang (as Mon or Chi) is dangerous, leprosy may be the consequence.