The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: fire lookout and forked posts for mithan sacrifice
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: In the middle of the village I noted a tall platform which serves as a fire lookout. I saw several tall forked posts in the Sangtam khel which represents a special form in so far as the wood already splits about 30 or 40cm. above the ground