The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: poor and very high village of Helipong
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Helipong
date: 17.11.1936
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 village at an altitude of 7280 feet is probably he highest Naga village in the entire hill country. About twenty houses and several granaries stand on the high summit of the mountain totally unprotected against storms and bad weather. The whole settlement has a poor atmosphere yet the fact that these people hold out in such uncomfortable heights is admirable.