The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: setting up camp at Chare
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Chare
date: 13.11.1936
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 climb up to Chare, about 2500 ft. above the river, was steep and hot. Chare had set up a camp for us immediately in front of the village on a gentle slope. Two larger houses and numerous shelters of bamboo and banana leaves had been set up between the remaining trees. While Williams and Smith moved into one of the houses we found just enough space to put up Mills' and my tents. Mine proved to be good and spacious. The apparent confusion at the arrival in the camp (183) disappears in a surprisingly short time. Always with their rifles on their backs the sepoys work on an improvement of their shelters and the coolies too soon have moved into their camp. The Sangtam carriers stayed with their friends in the village.