The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: tigers and Angs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The Ang clan and the tigers are "the same".
text: (25) Once Ghawang ordered men and all animals to cut a tree. The tiger tried to do it with his teeth, the stag with his horns, the pig with his tusks, none of them succeeded. Then man cut it with his dao. Therefore man is greater than all animals and they are afraid of him.