The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: bear and pig hunting and animal traps
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.3.1937-27.4.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (97) Bears are hunted by individuals with a gun or bow and spear, but are said to be very dangerous. Wild pig are hunted in the following way. When a sow or several sows are discovered in the jungle and the people have made certain where they are, they block all the ways out with egg shells put up on small bamboos. The pigs don't dare to pass these egg shells. Then all the men of the village are called together and ring the pigs and kill them with spears. [konyak]. (98) Monkey traps like Azenbatha of Lakhers = andzanbu.
text: Shepwup-bu = a bear trap. A bamboo cylinder is plaited around the tree and kept in position only by a small stick. Yak fruits are fastened in the tree. When the bear climbs up the bamboo work it slides down and the bear falls on the panjis. (SKETCH P.98
Deer trap like Sari of Lakhers = dzai-ku-bu.
Trap for monkeys etc. like Makheu of Lakhers = lui-ba-bu
Rat trap like Chalong of Lakhers = yong-ba-bu.
(99) Trap for birds and rats like Apheu of Lakhers = dzep-ba-bu