The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: attempt to get back slave from a village
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei Panso
date: 30.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (9) Due to our presence Chingmei had also tried to get back a Chingmei man who supposedly was kept as a slave in Ponyo (Himbu). The background is as follows. A small colony of Chingmei people lived in Panso but for some reason they decided to return to Chingmei. Before they could fulfil their plan the Panso people killed all of them apart from a little boy who they sold to Ponyo. There he is now living but not as a slave but as a bondsman.