The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook one

caption: Thevo, or village priest, of the Eastern Angamis
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami> Eastern
location: Cheswezumi (Chezwezumi)
date: 5.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (15) 5/6/1936
text: Inspection Bungalow at Chezwezumi.
text: Informant: Thevoni and another man from Thenezumi.
text: A Thevo can't go to another village till the 7th harvest is over. Afterwards he may go to another village, but he always must take with him his own food, as he is not allowed to eat any food cooked in another village.
text: The Thevo doesn't do any ceremonies except eating first at gennas. When a man is cursed he doesn't go to the place in the jungle where the actual cursing and throwing of spears at a faggot of brushwood is done, but he may (16) utter a curse (verbally).