The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: setting off to see field hut built
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.4.1937
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: (16) Wakching 6/4/1937
text: Shankok came early in the morning and declared that today he would build the field hut on one of his new fields. I wanted to see this and therefore first of all went back home with him. Several people of his clan were already gathered there and after a sip of madhu and several bites of betel we all started off by about half past ten. Apart from his brother and some clan members there also were his sister Liphung and his wife's little daughter. Liphung was carrying a basket with food for everyone.