The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: re-building a morung
caption: assembling to fell trees
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.10.1936
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: (162) Wakching 26/10/1936.
text: Went to the village in the morning to see what the The-pong men were doing today. Yongang told me that they were all going out to fell trees and that he would go soon too. In the meantime I went ahead and I found a whole lot of men gathered at one of the The-pong rest houses, the one towards Wanching. Although it already must have been half past nine they did not seem to think it was time to start working. Instead they were chewing betel and chatting waiting for their companions who now came along one after the other.