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: Nagas fishing in the plains
medium: diaries
location: Simalaguri Naginamara
date: 25.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Through the rice fields and small villages we moved past Simalaguri and then to Naginamara. There we came to a tank where a crowd of men were fishing. - They appeared different from plains people and turned out to be Konyaks - still recognizable by their blackened teeth and hair-cut. They have long been in the plains and do not speak Konyak any longer.