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: procession of men with bamboo poles
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.12.1936
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: The sun was still high in the sky when the men of the Thepong morung formed a procession and walked to the former Ang house. (93) The young warriors with Shankok at the head went first. Each one of them carrying upright in front of them a four to five metre tall bamboo pole still with leaves on it so that one had the impression of a walking forest