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: Yimchungr drums and morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Cheshorr Huchirr
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:16
text: In many Yimchungr villages only one big drum and a number of little 'empty' morungs in each khel - when a head taken, it is kept in the morung for a night - all the party sleeps there - next morning taken to the head-tree - sleep near it so as to guard it - Cheshorr has only burnt out drums and no 'little' morungs - because it has given up head-taking - owing to constant fires drums and little morungs are not being replaced (Cheshorr, Huchirr).