The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fourteen. The Rescued Slaves
caption: miserable condition of five freed slaves
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: I have never seen more miserable creatures than these five. "slaves": a young woman, a youth of about twenty, two small boys, and a small girl. After the massacre of their relatives they had been dragged off to hostile villages, conscious always of the terrible death awaiting them. All through the hills the tales of (123) human sacrifices among those tribes in the east were well known, and the two adults, at least, could have had little doubt as to their ultimate fate.