The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: thevo
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Sathazumi (Satazumi)
date: 8.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-17.12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (52) 8th June
text: Satazumi
text: Three Thevo, one in each khel. The three khels came from 3 different places. Vezemi khel came from Kulasu. Seratsumi came from Cheswesumi and Supunomi came from Zukoronomi. That was the big Sema site where as tradition says was a Sema village of 700 houses, from which most of the Sema speaking Angamis [came].
text: (53) 8th June.
text: In Sagazumi bits of dried meat hang in the porch of the Thevo's house. They were left from the feast held last year when the Thevo's house was rebuilt. As nothing can be removed from the Thevo's house, they are left there until they rot away. In Thevo's village they are allowed to take away the meat at house-building.