The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: taking revolver to tiger hunt
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Merangkong
date: 19.7.1936
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: Quickly I changed my clothes, ate my tiffin and just in case loaded my five shooter revolver, not a weapon to encounter a tiger with, but better than nothing at all. Then I went through the village where the last men were arming themselves with spears and shields and went down to the jungle. On the way I passed a lot of young men who were continuously felling bamboo poles and carrying them down in order to build the fence. (114) There was a lot of commotion around the fenced-in area.