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: tigers, and sleeping on granary verandahs
medium: notes
location: Wakching Wanching Chingtang (Chintong)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:21
text: Tigers - young men cannot eat - very old men can. Wanching and Wakching have the custom of sleeping on the verandahs of granaries. 'The doors are bolted so firmly how can they go inside?' In Chintong the girls sleep in the Ang's house and the boys go to them there - not to the granaries and not to separate girls' morung.