The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Sangtam grave houses and offerings
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Chare
date: 14.11.1936
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: We went through the entire village and at the end of it we saw a remarkable graveyard. The Sangtam bury their dead and over the graves of important men they erect small houses some of which have richly carved posts. In addition all sorts of offerings are hung up on bamboo frames annually for the dead, that is for those who died the previous year