The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: photographs of a mock battle
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.5.1937
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
seealso: (See Notebook 14 p. 1 following).
text: (109) Wakching 1/5/1937
text: We are still waiting for the rain which is long due. One brilliant morning follows the other and only around midday some white clouds gather in the sky. While in other years eight to fourteen inches precipitation have been measured for April, this year had hardly more than three. To take advantage of the sunshine I made some photographs in the morning of the people from Longkhai and the gaonbura Medzou in mock battle and spear throwing