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: dance of proven warriors and others
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
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 four proven warriors now performed a dance in which the entire morung participated from six year old boys to the old men. For it unfortunately Yongang was carrying his rifle over his shoulder instead of a spear but nowadays guns have become such a commonplace to the Konyak that this actually was not a falsification of the true picture.