The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: guarding the village
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.3.1937
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: While most people of the village work in the fields, in each morung there are two grown-up youths and three small boys who take turns in staying in the village to be there in case of a fire breaking out. Usually they sit in the morung and spend their time with all kinds of small tasks (153) if they are not sleeping, which a Konyak is capable of doing at all times of day.