The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: plans for the punitive raid
medium: diaries
location: Noklak Pangsha Panso Noko (Nokhu)
date: 24.11.1936
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: So our plan so far is to first defeat Noklak and Pangsha then to return to Chingmei and undertake a second tour to Panso and Nokhu. (229) The expedition to Noklak and Pangsha is supposed to last four to five days and therefore we need only a few, about 60, coolies. We almost had a small mutiny in the camp yesterday as the Sangtam coolies were to be left behind and taken only on the next tour. Mills therefore decided to take a division of Sangtam along. From the other tribes fewer volunteers signed up than we had expected. For example, only about one third of the Rengma did so. Apparently the chance of capturing a head does not weigh heavily in favour for all against the risk and discomfort.