The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: skull racks
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chi (Chui)
date: 26.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Under the eaves, tied against the wall or resting (53) on shelves are innumerable trophies. To the left there are several rows of enemies' heads, altogether 137, - apparently the largest collection in the area. The origin of most is still known and proudly recounted.