Can India's Land of Former Headhunters Make Peace?
For the remote Naga tribes, a surprise accord with Delhi aims to end one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
His facial tattoo has faded over the years, but Nokying Wangnao can’t forget the first human head he took six decades ago. It was the head of a young boy.
Wangnao is one of several hundred former headhunters still living in the mist-covered Naga hills along the wild frontier between India and Myanmar. When I met him in his thatched hut in the village of Hongphoi, he was weaving a bamboo basket and wearing a necklace of five bronze skulls—one for each head he took.
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