The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: feast in morung
medium: diaries
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: In the morung the older men were sitting down to a meal. The morung received a shoulder from every slaughtered animal, the poorer people give the leg of a chicken, and every household offers cooked rice and madhu, but all of this is only for the benefit of the old men. The young people like Shankok receive none of this no matter how much they have given themselves. Shankok told me that he has given the leg of the cow to a friend from Chinlong who he has invited to the feast.