Burma image, WAP0029

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Digital Media Bank ID: 77325
Original Filename: dmas_wap0029_d01 .tif
Description: Burma image, WAP0029. Skulls surrendered to the Naga Expedition. (Photo is the copyright of G. Ogelvie Esq.)
The colonial government linked the two policies of ending the practice of ?slavery? among the Kachin peoples with the abolition of the practices of human sacrifice and head hunting among the Naga peoples. The policies were initiated in the 1920s principally because of declarations that were made by the League of Nations on these subjects, although these had been emotional subjects throughout much of the modern colonial period in Burma. Green attached an appendix to his dissertation for Cambridge University in 1934 on the subject of Human Sacrifice, although much of the information was derived not from personal experience but from the notes of other officers, such as Mr T. P. Dewar, who spent a considerable amount of time as an administrator in the region of the Hukawng Valley and the Naga Hills.
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar), Collections/ World Art/ Photographs, Human Remains  
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Credit: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Burma image, WAP0029
Object or Artwork info
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
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Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Kachin
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Media: Image
Size: 72.45 MB; 4733 x 2674 pixels; 401 x 226 mm (print at 300 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
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Linked Accession no.: WAP0029