The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Chinyang photographed throwing spears with friends
medium: diaries
person: Wright/ Col.Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.1.1937
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: (187) Wakching 20/1/1937
text: So today the final ceremonies for the head are taking place in the three named morungs. Chinyang, Shankok's brother, came in the morning with two of his friends to be photographed in full festive decoration
text: Just as I was going into the village with Yongang, messengers arrived from Kongan with a letter in which Colonel Wright asks me to join him in a tour of the Abor outposts. I am supposed to meet him in Saikoaghat on the 24th. As all of the Konyak traditions indicate that they have come from the Brahmaputra Valley into the Naga Hills I'm interested in seeing a tribe of the mountains on the other side of the Brahmaputra. Furthermore, the day after tomorrow all gaonburas are leaving Wakching for about ten days to take the house tax to Mokokchung so that I would lose my most important informants here anyway.