The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: location of the head
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 1.3.1937
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: (112) I ask what else would be done with the head and am told that it will remain for some time on the tree in front of the Ang's house and then the two parts will be carried into the morungs. For this final ceremony at which a big feast will be celebrated the Longba will have to be called back from Mon. Apparently Oting never had its own Longba clan and the former Longba too came from Mon and when the people of Oting left Nganching and founded the present village, the clan responsible for the enemy head genna stayed behind in Nganching.