The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: mobility and settlement
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Laisong
date: 17.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Over tea we did some work with Deusuba and he proved a good informant. I started by asking him about mobility. It is possible for a man to go and settle down in a village other than his own, even though there are no families from other villages in Laisong. A big village such as Laisong usually has several colonies, and there is a "Small Laisong", founded from here as well.
text: Tonight is a full moon and an absolutely clear sky. The heavy rain seems to have cleared the atmosphere.