The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: upper khel with skulls in morung
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
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: Finally we had to go to the upper khel. Its chieftain [blank]. This khel lies high above the rest of the village and it has its own fortification and its own skull tree. The houses do not stand as closely together as in the lower khel and on average they are a little smaller and probably also poorer. Here too several skulls hang in the morung.