The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: origins and history of Wakching
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (155) Formerly Wakching and Wanching were quite near together on a ridge near the [] world. They were quite stupid in those times. One day Wanching wanted to make a drum, but they didn't know how to do it, so they asked the Wakching people and these told them that three or four men cut the tree, and all the young men hold the tree and don't let it fall down. So they followed this advice and were all killed by the falling tree, even the Ang Keang-dzing.
text: (155v) 1. Only first men founded the village, these are the songs of those men.
text: 2. Like a string they came out, in one line.
text: 3. Only Yanahu and Shayong-hu these two came out.
text: 4. The stars belong to us like our children.
text: (156) [konyak]