The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: head hunting and boys initiation
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.10.1936
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 initiation's connections to head hunting is obvious enough and Yongang said furthermore that in the old days the candidates would not have speared a tree but actually would have gone out to war. Of course that requires a considerably higher age.