The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: purchase of objects, flat sticks for fighting
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.12.1936
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 Ang of Chi is sitting in the house of the gaonbura, Chinyang. They came about the price of a mithan which Wakching (ie. all morungs together) had bought from Chi last spring for the Ou-nie and so far had not paid. The price of the mithan is 40 Rs. and today the Ang of Chi only received 20 Rs. In the afternoon Medzou comes to see me. I show him the objects from the tour, among them also the flat wooden club for the fights of a khel within a village. He says that in Wakching too, flat sticks of bamboo were used for such fights, and he promises to get me one.