The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: storm damage at Wakching
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
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: On arrival in Wakching we hear that the storm had torn down two houses, one of the Thepong and another of the Oukheang. Today the Wakching people are keeping a genna while yesterday, the day after the storm, they had gone to their fields and had put up a small platform near the field house to bury 'like a corpse' some broken-down millet and rice plants. The next day is genna. The storm also has destroyed many of the field huts (138) on the old fields. Shankok alone has lost five field houses.