The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: funeral rites
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Yongyimti
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:1
text: Chang (practise as described but not followed Yongyimti - here it is like Aos, a graveyard outside the village)
text: When a man dies, he is buried inside his house - under the floor - no practice of removing the head -
text: Ordinary men, no memorial, but a rich man or a warrior has tallies of his prowess put up outside the village.
text: 1. All the skulls of animals slaughtered by him hung up.
text: 2. Cut bamboos, in a line.
text: 3. (no grave figures)