The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: traditional feud of Chingmei and Panso, skull tree of Yukao
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Yakao (Yukao) Chingmei Panso
date: 3.12.1936
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: (18) Then we drink madhu in the house of a gaonbura. He is well acqainted with Chingmak who is still with us as in his youth he stayed in Chingmei for a long time. Many Chingmei men marry women from Yukao and Panso and numerous Kalyo Kengyu live in Chingmei. Nevertheless Chingmei and Panso are almost constantly at war and every Chang who comes to Panso is risking his life. The skull tree of Yukao is an erythrina and the heads hanging from it are like the ones we had seen in Yimpang, decorated with large wooden horns