The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: putting coffins into trees
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 5.5.1937
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: In the morning Wakching coolies arrived to fetch my luggage as the people of Wanching do not want to carry anything during the Oulingbu. I left my tent in Wanching and the dobashi will send it to Blah in Mokokchung. When I went down to the lower khel with Metlou we just saw three men lifting an old coffin onto the forked branches of some still small trees