The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: trail to Yongang's fields
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The trail to Yongang's field leads over a small ridge past a steep decline which is overgrown by a wall of jungle or tall trees, banana stands and creepers which hang down from the trees like a thick curtain. Then it goes down through several fields and finally through the half darkness of a ditch filled with jungle with a small brook at the bottom. Then again uphill a bit and finally steeply down through Yongang's field to his hut.