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: a slow circle dance in front of Ang's house
medium: diaries
person: Yonglong
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: In the meantime the young men of the Ang-ban who had just performed the same ceremony had danced on the place before the Ang house. Now they stepped down to leave the space to the Thepong people. It was a relatively slow circle dance with often changing direction. When they had finished the procession of the Aukheang morung arrived, again with bamboo poles, and the same ceremony was repeated. Again it was Yonglong who killed the chick.