Our first kill a Mountain Sambur killed near the hill in background just brought home by boat.

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Description: Burma image, WAA0106. Our first kill a Mountain Sambur killed near the hill in background just brought home by boat.
Photograph taken by James Henry Green in Kachin Land, Burma (Myanmar) in the 1920s.
All this country is full of Game. Traces of wild elephant are seen everywhere along the road. One of our recruiters was again attacked by a wild tusker who ran him through the thigh. By some miracle the lad was not killed. ? Skins of leopards, cats and bears are constantly brought in for reward. Wild pigs are numerous and do much damage to the crops. ?The Kachins display considerable pluck in tackling big game with the most unsuitable weapons. I heard of a case in which a Kachin killed a wild elephant with his dah [sword], by cutting off the tip of its trunk. ? Their adventures with tiger are so numerous as to be scarcely worth mentioning. ? Whenever a tiger is killed its length is records by burying stones to mark where the nose and tail lay. Such measurements are often seen at the numshangs or village gate-ways. The skull of a tiger is always buried in the middle of a path, so that all men may walk over it. Tiger?s claws are worn by children as a charm against paralysis. The jaws and teeth are fastened to the slings of dah [sword] scabbards. The gall of bears is prized as a medicine? [?Races of Burma?, Major C. M. Enriquez, Meiktila, 1920, pp.80-81]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar), Collections/ World Art/ Photographs  
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Credit: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
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Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Title (of Artwork / Object): Our first kill a Mountain Sambur killed near the hill in background just brought home by boat.
Creator (of Artwork / Object): James Henry Green
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): Early 20th Century
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
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Other Keywords: Photograph; Burma; Kachin; Myanmar
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Media: Image
Size: 66.11 MB; 4112 x 2828 pixels; 348 x 239 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1088 x 748 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
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Linked Accession no.: WAA0106
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    • Captain Green and four Kachin soldiers.
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    • [Memorial to Walter Scott and a Kachin soldier.]
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    • Self and some of the party during a rest. Except in the hills rough roads exist throughout the Shan States and bullock cart transport is slow but sure.
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