The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: ceremony at return of the head at Tanhai
medium: diaries
person: Shopong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 31.12.1936
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: At first Shopong, the Niengba of the Yamlem, stepped up to the stone, sprinkled them with madhu and pig's blood, fastened to them a chunga with rice beer and then stuck across them bent bamboo sticks