The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: dysentery and its treatment in Shiong, genna against epidemics
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 9.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: They call dysentery tam in Shiong; - they don't believe that it comes from the air, but believe it comes through food. (60) They kill a chicken, do 1 day's genna, stick the feathers in bamboos on the path to the village where infection comes from.
text: The upper morung of Shiong said they would do the genna next day. The Ang's younger brother said it should be put off, as he had no food ready, and so it was put off. The other day the younger brother of the Ang sent his wife to Chingtang to get food, she brought a load of food, her little daughter met her on the path, eat from the cooked rice, she became ill and died. She was (61) buried by the maternal uncle of her father. He eat some cooked fish from the house and got ill, so did the mother.