The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: history of head-hunting
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Merangkong
date: 7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 7.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (5) Merangkong, July 1936
text: Sakchimtuba, went twice to Tamlu and once to Wanching; also to Tangsa. Last time again they went to Tamlu and brought one head so Tamlu called nine villages, went to Merangkong and killed many people. When Merangkong brought in a head, first they bring the head and for six days put it near the morung, then they brought into their own house and hang it up under the eave.