The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: route back from Chingmei
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei Panso Noko (Nokhu)
date: 1.12.1936
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: (11) Camp Chentang 1/12/1936
text: Our original plan was to go across the summit of Mount Yakko to Panso and Nokhu back to Chingmei the same way and then to march to Tuensang with the camp near Kejok, the village burnt down by Pangsha. But now we heard that the trail along the ridge of the Yakko Range is poor and possibly impassable for loaded down coolies. So we decided to completely break up the camp at Chingmei, leave our provisions and the coolies not needed under protection in our old camp near Chentang, and to go to Panso ourselves via Sangpurr. It is unclear whether we have to go to Nokhu as well which is on the other side of the Langnyu River. So far we could not get in touch with Nokhu but we hope that from Panso we can undertake negotiations about the release of Nokhu's nine slaves. If we come to a satisfactory agreement on this we may be able to spare ourselves the long walk to Nokhu.