The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: setting up camp near Noklak
medium: diaries
location: Noklak
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: Then we continued our march until we reached a place not far from the village which seemed appropriate for our camp. Here a small stream runs through a forest of tall trees and bamboo stands. The sepoys and coolies cut down the underbrush on an only slightly declining slope and they built a camp between the trees with huts and shelters closely huddled together. Numerous palm leaves which they had cut off nearby were very useful and they did not have to take twenty steps to get the necessary bamboo. (234) We had arrived about half past two, two hours later the camp was almost finished.