The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twelve. Towards Unknown Country
caption: Kalyo Kengyu people happy to kill slaves
medium: books
ethnicgroup: KonyakKalyo Kengyu
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: But the Kalyo Kengyus were apparently not bound by any such scruples. I never discovered what their gods thought of the matter but they themselves certainly considered the capture and selling of slaves as an extremely profitable business, and one that they would not easily renounce. Armed force alone would impress them, and Mills was to depend on an escort of Assam Rifles to lend weight to his mission.