The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Chentang village rebuilding of a khel
medium: diaries
location: Sangpurr
date: 2.12.1936
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: (13) Camp between Sangpurr and Panso 2/12/1936
text: Started at seven in beautiful yet icy cold weather and went through the village Chentang. From there down the steeply declining path into the valley between Chentang and the Yakko Ridge. Chentang is still occupied with rebuilding the khel recently burnt down by Sangpurr but through the mediation of Nokhu they now have made peace with Sangpurr. Apparently Sangpurr is very much afraid of us as on the day when they attacked Chentang, a Chang dobashi happened to be in the village and now they fear our punishment.