The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: text of oath
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
date: 1.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Text of the oath in free translation: "We went to see the dead man of Chui and climbed up a hill, then Totok people fire guns at us, - Ha-a-yang, see this, you may beat me (if I swear a false oath), I don't tell a lie". After pronouncing the oath the man bites a tree which must have been struck by lightning.