The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: sentry stones on path
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 29.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (54) To both sides of the Chingha path are two sentry stones. They were erected a long time ago by a rich man who had no children. One was for himself and one for his wife. He feasted the whole village and killed buffaloes, cows and pigs, no mithan. This was a very long time ago and the details of the ritual are not any longer known. There are no other stones of that kind in the village.