The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: trading, money and barter
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Chinglong (Chinlong)
date: 28.10.1936
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: Coming towards us we met a lot of completely naked boys from Chinglong who also had been trading in Wakching. Money is not accepted in the unadministered area and no other mode of payment is used but the entire trade takes the form of barter. The walk back also was not at all exhausting and we arrived in Wakching after a hike of three hours.