National Geographic : 1945 Jul
Yank Meets Native 125 A Naga Head-hunter Puts the Finishing Touches on His Latest Trophy Skulls of ordinary enemies are strung up like beads, but important catches receive special treatment. This Naga, from the hills between Assam and Burma, fondly attaches a pair of wooden horns to dis tinguish a prized skull. Heads of either sex are valued. A tribesman's prestige rises with the number he collects. IHaimendor ftrll l'ix Crosswise Part and Bowl Haircut, but These Nagas Are from the Same Tribe Here a tribesman weaves a cane legging on a warrior friend before the head-hunting feast. Americans build ing the Stilwell Road said, "The Nagas liked our medicine. I guess they thought the stuff was magic."