The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Mon warriors come to dance and honour dead Ang
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: When I was sitting towards evening in the Longshai morung and while it was getting dark, suddenly a richly decorated group of warriors came out of the dusk. They were Mon people who came to honour the dead Ang of the Ding-don morung and were to dance and beat the drum. This mission is actually connected with a pleasant rite to spear a pig and eat it. The leader was a very young man of the great Ang clan wearing a spectacular headdress. The other men, about fifteen of them, were also mostly quite young.