The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: confused feuds between villages in area of punitive expedition
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mokokchung
date: 10.11.1936
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 situation in our field of operation is extremely confused as every village is in feud with a whole group of others. Pangsha supposedly a two day march east of Chingmei (it is not on the map) only recently, together with other villages, completely destroyed Saochu, took 150 heads and captured several slaves. Now they are supposed to have about a dozen. Fighting cannot be avoided.