The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: arrival at Sangpurr, defences between khels
medium: diaries
location: Sangpurr
date: 6.12.1936
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: Immediately after lunch Mills and I went to the village of Sangpurr which occupies the mountain ridge in three separate khels at a height of almost 7000 feet. The Yakko khel, the one closest to our camp, seems to have not exactly good relationships to the other two and it has protected itself with a pallisade which runs right across the height. But at first we turn towards the middle-size and to the largest khel.