The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: setting up camp in Wanching
medium: diaries
person: Pongyong/ of Wanching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 3.5.1937
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
text: When we came to the village we first went to Pongyong's house, with Apong, who is the dobashi. There several women and numerous children sat around the hearth while two girls were pounding rice. The house is bigger than any in Wakching but it has only one hearth and only Pongyong lives here with his wife and children. My camp was set up next to the Totang morung in the upper khel. The tent is in the shadow of a big tree.