The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: over Sidzu river ; further refreshments
medium: diaries
person: Thevoni
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Sidzu R.
date: 3.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Soon afterwards we crossed the Sidzu or Yeti River. It flows here through a narrow gorge between rock faces of three to four metres in height. Most luxuriant vegetation fills the ravine. Leafy trees of various kinds grow from the ground up onto the crowns of the trees. (39) Here one felt oneself to be in the wilderness. Our path now wound itself up the mountain side in innumerable bends. Soon we mounted our horses. After a while we rested.