The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: funeral of Ang's daughter
caption: procession; man carrying a dead dog
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.5.1937
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: First went Dzemang, a boy of the Angnokphong clan, behind him came the men with the coffin and the old man with the body. Immediately after him were the Ang's other children and his old mother as well as two young men, Wangdzo and Longkhem. The former belonging to the Angnokphong clan of Chi, the latter to the Niemlin clan of Shiong. Both now live in Wakching. At the very end of the small procession was the Ang. Near the beginning, I forgot quite where, was a man who carried a dead dog with its throat cut, and a bundle of small food parcels. Below the morung immediately on the path a platform with a small roof has already been set up so that the coffin just needs to be slipped in. It is put onto the ground in front of the platform and the body is laid down into it.