The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: universal carrying of weapons
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York14:7
text: No Konyak ever left his village unless he was armed; he did not feel "dressed" if he had not at least a dao stuck in his belt or a spear in his hand. Even small boys carried miniature spears when they went to work in the fields.