The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook six

caption: ceremony of entering a morung
medium: notes
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.8.1936-26.10.1936
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (165) Wakching 22/10/1936
text: Informant: Shankok
text: Shou-bau-bu - the ceremony of entering the morung. Today six boys entered the Thepong, among them Shankok's younger brother, Puknei, who is about 8 years old. In the morning the oldest man of Shankok's clan killed a pig in front of Shankok's house and said: [konyak]. (166) Before this Yong-long, the [] of Sha-yang-hu (Aukheang), the successor of Chinyak, who died about a fortnight ago, had come to Shankok's house and had taken madhu and rice. There was happening nothing else today except that the brothers and sisters of the boys who enter the morung, of course, alternatively, beat the drum.
text: Tomorrow morning Shankok will bring the head of the pig to Yong-long's house, accompanied by his younger brothers.