The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: further dancing and ceremonial
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: The moon has risen and shines upon the screaming crowd which endlessly is circling the pole. This secret calling of the heavenly deity takes a long time, I guess about 20 to 30 minutes. Finally the Yemba calls "give us enemy heads, give us game, give us plenty of food", and the young men respond with "Hey". This ends the ceremonies of the day.