The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: division of heads; Smith leaves; Ang's house completely rebuilt
medium: diaries
person: Smith
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.2.1937
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
seealso: (See details notebook 9 p. 128).
text: Wakching 19/2/1937
text: After a night of rain now a cold rainy day. Early in the morning I divided the head to the general satisfaction. Now the second head has also been used up totally except for the pieces which are reserved for Wangla, Oting and Punkhung. Smith started off in the rain and I accompanied him through the village. To my amazement I discovered that the house where the Ang is living has a new roof and has generally been completely restored (32) but when I asked about it I was told that the Ang does not live here any more. The owner of the ground on which he used to live in the dilapidated house decided to build a new house there and therefore the Ang had to move. He found a home in the house of Lokem, a young man of the Angnokphong clan, but once more Wakching is determined to finally build a house for the Ang on the Ang's house traditional place.