The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: Halei-na genna
caption: eighth day. Heliem-zao-na
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: 8th day. Heliem-zao-na.
text: No field work is done, but the village is not closed. All is made ready for the following day. A pig is bought [sic]. Men may not eat fish, or they will be wounded in war, and they must remain chaste that night. The breakers of the taboo will be killed by a tiger or come by some similar bad end.