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: 4.2.1937
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: Rotung 4/2/1937 - Walked from Yembung to Rotung. Mentions photograph of some Galong people met on the way.
text: (241) Information on slaves among the Abor.
text: (242) Morung customs. Punishment of incest.
text: (243) Mithan sacrifice to establish the balance after incest has been committed. Marriage.
text: (244) Establishing a home. The bride-price.
text: (245) Offerings to the dead. The land of the dead. Spirits inhabit the world around us.
text: (246) The highest deity is Doingangung. Original relationship between man and tiger. Killing a tiger.