Zunheboto is also the home to the Sumi Nagas, a warrior tribe of Nagaland. Head hunting was practiced extensively until the advent of the America missionaries who converted the warriors to Christians. Today the people are peaceful and hardworking, practicing agriculture as their main occupation. A hilly place, Zunheboto is covered by evergreen forests and surrounded by small streams and rivers. Today it is home to the Nagaland University whose campus is situated in the village of Lumami in the sub division of Akuluto. This has become the cultural center for the people of Nagaland, as all the Naga irrespective of tribes come to study.