The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Tsampio taken off on a stretcher
medium: diaries
person: Tsampio
ethnicgroup: Konyak
date: 11.10.1936
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: At first we take care of Tsampio. His stretcher is carried by two men at a time with the help of ropes around their foreheads. It is a rather shaky affair and I do not envy Tsampio. In Punkhung he will be taken over by coolies from there and finally by coolies from Tanhai so that he will reach Wakching tonight. He soon wants to go to Kohima and I doubt that I can take him again.