The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: shamans and were-tigers
medium: notes
person: Yong-shei/ of Kongan
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 25.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (41) There is a female shaman in Kongan too, Yong-shei. She is a were-tiger too. Some men have seen her as a tiger. Yong-shei is quite young - we saw her passing us - she is of Laktuhu clan. Shamans are called thibu in Kongan (female and male). When the people go for a tiger hunt they don't know if the tiger is a were-tiger or not.