The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: feuds with Wanching, Chi and Totok
medium: diaries
person: Li-pei/ of Chi
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Wanching Chi Totok
date: 1.8.1936
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: The quarrel with Wanching has the following cause. When a few weeks ago Li-pei the Ang of Chi died, several young people from Wanching went to his funeral and travelled across Totok land. They now claim that Totok men who were working in a field above the trail shot at them and then threw sticks after them. (156) However no one was injured. Totok gives a completely different version. They had not known the intention of the Wanching men and had fired warning shots from a great distance. As statement stands against statement it is not possible to come to any decision yet both parties were ready to state their assertions under oath.