The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: British policy concerning head hunting
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: Chi as well as Totok actually lie outside the British territory in the so-called Controlled Area. Mills only intervenes there when feuds go too far. He also insists that no guns are used for head-hunting. Of course a complete realization of these rules is not possible but Mills at least has some authority even on the other side of the border. Now, ten o'clock at night, it starts to pour with rain.