The people of Menyama in Papua New Guinea have a ritual that involves the bodies of their warriors. These ‘Aseki Smoked Bodies,’ as they’ve come to be called, are smoked for preservation purposes and then placed upon cliff faces so that they look down upon the village below. These bodies act as protectors of the village, constantly watching so that the locals feel safe. 



This is a modern reproduction of an 18th century German jaeger. Jaeger is a German word which translates as “hunter”. It’s the German equivalent to the Pennsylvania hunting rifle. This particular rifle was built by Brian C. LeMaster.

During the Revolutionary War there were a couple of corps of Hessian jaegers serving in America. One of these Jaegers was Captain Johan Ewald whose memoirs are a valuable source of information for historians.