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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Last Headhunters of Hongphoi

My name is Buwong, I am 85 years old and I am the Chief of Hongphoi village, Nagaland. Back in the old days, before the missionaries came and invented sin, we would collect the heads of the women and men we killed. I miss the fighting days… After a mission there was always lots of dancing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Hongphoi, India
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Raphael Korman