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: Hkakngui festival to drive out ghosts of dead is abandoned
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Kepelo (Kepalo)
date: 19.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Kepalo, though a colony of Hasoichak is probably one of the old village-site which was easily defendable. The people still conform to Hasoichak custom, and when some 15 years Hasoichak abandoned the practice of driving out the ghosts of the dead once a year, the rite called Hkakngui described in "Naga Path" Kepalo followed suit.