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: Chang burial
medium: notes
keywords: paushipo
ethnicgroup: Chang
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:34
text: Chang.
text: Paushipo - buries corpses - marks out the grave - measures the coffin - dispose of corpse of a woman who has died in childbirth or of a pregnant dead woman - bury a tiger - corpse of a man who falls from a tree. Every village has at least one and sometimes 2 - one of the oldest men in the village - as ordered by the village.