The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: climbing over Mount Yakko
medium: diaries
location: Yakko Mt.
date: 20.11.1936
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: Immediately on the ridge the path to the peak of Mount Yakko branches off and twenty four men with a number of coolies climb the summit in order to establish the heliographic connection to Mokokchung. They are supposed to stay there for the next fourteen days (212) and build a small fort. At first the path declines sharply from the ridge but as soon as we step out of the forest a wide cultivated valley opens up at the end of which is Chingmei.