The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: burial of the great Angs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 1.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Then Ahon told me interesting details about the burial of the Great Angs of Chi and Mon. (See notebook 4 p. 154-158). Among others he mentioned that the Daolim clan originally functioned as the Ang clan and only later called in the present Ang clan as the functions of the Ang were too laborious. Therefore even today the head of the Daolim clan is buried like an Ang in Chi in a wooden coffin.