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1) scalping. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The custom, comparable to head-hunting, was formerly practiced in Europe and Asia (Herodotus describes its practice by the Scythians, for example), but it is generally...

2) coup. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Native North Americans of the Plains culture, a war honor, awarded for striking an enemy in such a way that it was considered an extreme act of bravery. Generally,...

3) head-hunting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Balkans until the early 20th cent. The practice often has magico-religious motives. Head-hunting tribes usually believe that there is soul matter concentrated in...

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