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: pigs gnaw the human bones
medium: books
person: NlamoTsampio
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: My two Lhota companions, Nlamo and Tsampio, were horrified that the pigs should be allowed to gnaw the human bones, and they vowed never again to touch pork in Wakching, "because the Wakching pigs eat human flesh." Neither would they eat dog's meat, otherwise highly prized by the Nagas, for they pretended that the missionaries had told them that devils live in dogs.