The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: cutting down a tree
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 23.2.1937
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: (61) Several young men are busy cutting down a tree along the steep path where the graves are. They have fastened strong rattan ropes at the top and while one man chops at the tree they pull with all their strength until the tree breaks and comes thundering down to the ground