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
caption: death
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: The Thevo's funeral is the same as anyone else's.
text: There is apparently no prejudice against the killing of the Thevo of another village in war. Thevoni made the remark, that, of course, one tries to kill the best man of a village and that is the Thevo. But he actually never heard of a Thevo being killed.