The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts from 'Account of the valley of Munnipore and of the Hill Tribes' by Major W. McCulloch

caption: tattoos
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Loohoopa
person: McCulloch/ Major W.
date: 1858
refnum: from: Selections from the Records of the Government of India, No. 27 (Calcutta) 1859
text: The Loohoopas in the far North being more warlike are much feared by those South of them. The women of the former are tattooed, and are much sought for by the southern men, because, however fierce may be their feuds, a tattooed women always goes unscathed, fear of the dire vengeance which would be exacted by her northern relations were she injured, giving her this immunity.