The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: tributes for Wakching and exchange of salt
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Aopao (Chongwe)
date: 30.10.1936
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: Wakching 30/10/1936.
text: When I walked through the village in the evening a lot of Chongwe men were gathered at the The-pong morung. They had brought the tribute to the The-pong consisting of husked rice. They received salt in return from the Wakching people. This is a voluntary offering which serves however to keep the tribute system working which otherwise has no real purpose any more in the pacified areas.