The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: traditions of origins of humans
medium: diaries
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: About the origin of humans, tradition only has it that they came out of the earth. At the beginning man and tiger were friends but man deceived the tiger so that the latter finally separated from him. Today it is supposed to be ominous to see a tiger in the jungle.