The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: bronze drum from Ang and further presents and news from Mills
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.8.1936
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: As a payment he gave me a bronze drum which (239) he could easily part with as he has more than a hundred. To reconcile him with the canvas I filled the bag with cartridges and also gave him a bottle of rum. In addition he had brought some small wooden carvings and two of the goat-hair adorned sticks which are worn in the hair knot. For these I paid a decent price in cash. I also gave him Mills' message according to which Totok would be severely punished. Nevertheless his mood was less cheerful than it had been last time. The photographs in which he saw himself and of which I had promised him copies surprised him much less than I'd expected.