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: old people amazed to see anthropologist ; memories
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The old men could hardly believe their eyes, and kept on repeating that it was like a dream to see me again. They recalled the fishing expedition and still laughed about the girls seeing me almost in the nude. Since I had shown them swimming on the back, they had tried and found it quite easy. I was to hear the same remarks several times.