The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Wakching head receiving rituals
caption: further gift of a piece of skull
medium: diaries
person: YongemChinyang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 18.12.1936
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: I was rather tired when I arrived at my bungalow and I had no desire to return to the village. Apart from my little bird which had flown away I found all in order here. At night I still gave a piece of skull to Chinyang, the gaonbura, for the Aukheang morung which had gone empty, as well as a small piece to my paniwala, Yongem.