The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: clearing for a camp
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 6.10.1936
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 village is narrow and long drawn out and it is built on two hills and the saddle ridge in between. We go through its entire length and at the end go down again. Here barely below the village the people have cleared the forest on Chingai's suggestion and have built an excellent camp with a small house for me and two huts. In this weather I am glad not to have to pitch my tent on the soggy ground.