The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: walk up to Wakching
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 12.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Today I left Borjan not before 11 am. It was a dull but oppressively hot day and only when we came closer towards Wakching did it get cooler. Not far from the village I shot a pigeon, (an Imperial Pigeon), after first missing another one. As always Wakching is stormy and cold. The gaonburas welcomed me. They were aghast that Kongan had sent two women along as coolies to help with my baggage. In Wakching this would never have happened.