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: headhunters from Totok
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chi (Chui) Totok
date: 26.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: We stopped when overtaking a colourful group of men. They were from Totok. Many had still the face tattoos of headhunters. I told them that I had been to Wakching and that then Chui and Totok were at war. A loquacious old man laughingly said that he was caught and sent to Kohima, and that he remembered me as the man who arrested him. Presumably he mistook me for Mills. But he was good tempered about it and asked for cigarettes.