The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: hunting magic
medium: diaries
person: Yongang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 3.8.1936
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: Later when I went to Yongang's house I saw two wild boars skulls on the wall leaning against a platform. They had leaves tied to them and fresh blood smeared on. Yongang, whose brother had gone pig hunting, had killed a chicken here (163) and had spoken the following words "Your mother may come, your father may come, your younger brother may come, your clan folk they all may come". This is considered to be an effective hunter's magic.