Between 2007 and 2009 I spent sixteen months in West Kalimantan conducting fi eldwork on the ways in which local Dayaks remembered and reinterpreted the confl icts more than a decade after the events. The majority of Dayaks who live in the region where the confl icts took place, and who seem to have constituted the largest proportion of Dayaks involved, are the Kanayatn, a Dayak subethnic group. My research, mainly based on participant observation and interviews, took place in one of the many small Kanayatn villages in the confl ict area.