The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: trip to Abor hills
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Abor
date: 25.1.1937
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: 25/1/1937 Camp at Rengin. The carriers for the tour arrive, most of them are women or girls - Starting off on the tour.
text: (208) Road stays close to the Dihong River - Description of forest, coming to a camp of straw huts near the village of Rengin.
text: (209) To the village together with an Abor dobashi. Abor fields described, they are private property.
text: (210) The two village gates strongly built and spiked with panjis are however not part of a fortification but serve only to guard the village from an epidemic.
text: (211) Description of the village - a sacrificial site at the village entrance. How pigs and mithan are killed.
text: (212) Description of houses - they all stand on poles off the ground (SKETCH
text: (213) The people are friendly and not shy. The village has a morung (called mosup here) on its highest point.
text: (214) Preparation of madhu. Return to the camp.