The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: head hunting
caption: slaves killed merely for magical power of skulls
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York97:1
text: It is clear that neither vengeance nor animosity had inspired the killing of such victims, and that the only motive had been the desire to acquire the magical virtue attached to a human head, and with it also the right to the insignia of a head-hunter.