The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Five. Heathens and Baptists
caption: visit to house of man in Merangkong
medium: books
person: Sakchimtuba
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Merangkong
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Eventually I visited the house of a famous old man called (54) Sakchimtuba. In his youth he had taken part in many a head-hunting raid, and once he had even crossed the Dikhu and raided Wakching. But when he began to take heads from the neighbouring village of Tamlu, nine Konyak villages formed an alliance against the truculent Merangkong and took a dreadful revenge.