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: Chatongre village
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Chatongre Pangsha
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:52
text: Sangtam.
text: At Chatongre the village entrance is lashed into place with thick fibres of a jungle creeper. It was liable to get blown down and each time it was flattened the village had to observe a day's genna.
text: Log drum - a mithan's head brought back from Pangsha is nailed to the pillar.
text: The dead buried inside or outside the house all to family discretion.