The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: entering Shiong
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 10.7.1936
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: After barely an hour we see Shiong in front of us. The last stretch goes steeply downhill again. In front of the village entrance stands a rubber tree, the two trunks of which (one has apparently grown out of an area of root) reach across the path like a portal. There used to be a small platform on this tree for the village sentinel. A thin bamboo wall marks the village border. When one comes from Angami country one is struck by the absence of a door.