The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: stone graves and mithan skulls
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Chezumi
date: 7.6.1936
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
seealso: notebook 1,p.30
text: Soon we reached Chezumi, a beautiful big village with many stone graves and mithan skulls piled up on them. One finds here two types of house horns. The simpler one is acquired through a smaller genna and the usual Angami version through the great ceremony of stone placing. The hospitality of the people was rather exhausting as we had to drink rice beer in innumerable houses. Finally we only sipped a bit and poured the rest back which is not an insult here. We had to visit the old and new village. Chezumi is a fusion of several communities and therefore has four Thevos.