The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: on the march
medium: diaries
location: Wokyung R. Langnyu R.
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: First we went steeply down into the valley from our camp and crossed the Wokyung stream which carries so little water now that one can balance across it from stone to stone without getting wet. For a while the path went along the water but soon it lead through woods as steeply up as a trail can only be. We then continued with some ups and downs on the slope which abruptly declines into the Langnyu Valley and which is mostly covered by grass and bushes where one could hardly have discovered an enemy at more than ten feet away. Chingmei had cleared two thirds of the path very well so that we advanced relatively quickly.