The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Six. Death in the Rain
caption: head hunting causes fertility of women and crops
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: "In the old times we were men, now we are only a crowd of women," I often heard him say. "When we captured heads, then we had good harvests, then we had many children, and the people were healthy and strong. But now we are no longer allowed to go to war, and many die of illness."