The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: Shiong food gennas
medium: notes
person: Wang-shok/ of Shiong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 12.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (69) 12/9/1936
text: Informant: The Ang's brother, Wang-shok.
text: Shiong food gennas:
1. Goat
2. Snakes
3. Crow (but taken as a medicine for stomach ache)
4. Minivet
5. Kait
6. Tiger
text: The women don't eat bear's flesh. There is no prejudice against pork.
text: (70) Of a tiger's kill all men and women eat except the Ang clan, because the Angs like the shamans become tigers at night (men and women).