National Geographic : 1945 Jan
Taiyal Head-hunters' Dances Now Are Halted, but This "Paul Jones" Illustrates How They Were Once Performed It was Taiyal custom to set up the captured head, dance about it, and offer it food and drink, as if to dispel the victim'ssorrow. Many skulls inavillage were thought to bring prosperity. Some villages now compromise on a monkey's head! Formerly, dancers wore all their weapons.Now disarmed, they goinfor fancy dress.