The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: forked mithan sacrifice posts
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 8.10.1936
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: On the way back I saw a weathered forked post. (109) When they were still sacrificing mithan such posts were put up. Little is known about these sacrifices only that they are not connected to the big annual gennas and that the mithan were not killed by the Benba but by the owner and that all clans-people come together for the feast.