The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: travel to Shiong for head receiving dance
medium: diaries
person: AhonYongem
ethnicgroup: Konyak
date: 20.12.1936
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: (100) Wakching 20/12/1936
text: The brilliant feast in Wakching was not to be the only one in Konyak land. Shiong too asked for a part of the head and I had agreed with Ahon that I would bring it myself to Shiong and that the young men should meet me on the way. I took Yongem with me to carry my camera and bag and on the way he confides his grief in me which I have unwittingly caused.