The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: ceremonies following the killing of a tiger
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.5.1937
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: (197) Wakching 31/5/1937
text: Found out some new things about the ceremonies following the killing of a tiger. (See Notebook 14 p. 170 following). Apparently people are a bit afraid about the revenge of the tiger's relatives so that the name of the man who killed it is never mentioned. He tries to mislead the other tigers by changing his clothes and in the dancing chant it is said, "Who has killed the tiger"? "The people of Mon, the people of Mon", that is not someone from Wakching.