The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: house number five
medium: diaries
person: Weikok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.3.1937
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: (176) Another man, Weikok, (no. 5) went to the plains already a year ago to find work there and since then nothing has been heard of him. Supposedly he was a terrible opium eater and completely without restraint. His wife now works for the rich as daily labour and she plants her own fields as well as she can. The rate of infant mortality seems to be very great.