The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: camp and Nokhu men come to discuss slaves
medium: diaries
location: Noko (Nokhu)
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: This is the tightest and worst camp we have had so far and we can barely move without falling over tent ropes. As there is no danger here the coolies camp separately next to our camp. Late at night two Nokhu people arrive accompanied by a man from Panso. Mills assures them that he has no hostile intentions towards Nokhu but that he does demand the release of the slaves they have captured during their most recent feuds. To this the Nokhu men reply that they have no more slaves any more anyway as they have made peace with Wui, the village which they had attacked some time ago and have returned all captured Wui people. This may or may not be true. At least Nokhu seems willing to come to an agreement and we hope to find out more in Panso. The two envoys only represent the smaller khel and we ask them to call the leading men of the other khels to Panso as well.