The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: stories of cloud across path
medium: diaries
person: Shopong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Tanhai
date: 26.3.1937
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: Shopong also knows the story of the cloud which Ghawang put across the path between Wakching and my bungalow following the pleading of a woman from Tanhai who had married into the Aukheang in order to protect the emigrating Tanhai people from the vision of the Aukheang men. These were indeed not agreeing to the move of the people of Tanhai to Tamlu as they owed them tribute and they had threatened to kill all of them, but under the cover of the cloud the Tanhai men could luckily get past the Aukheang and stopped over in the Angban and Balang. Many spent the night in the house of Nie-ang's grandfather.