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 woman greets Haimendorf with enthusiasm
medium: diaries
person: LikauMauwang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 3.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: In the porch of the Ang's house we found a shrivelled grey haired old lady wearing only the traditional narrow skirt. We spoke to her and suddenly she recognized me and became electrified with excitement. She clapped her hands and patted me, gesticulating wildly and talking and laughing.
text: She turned out to be the mother of the present Ang and herself of Wangnau clan of Longkhai, i.e. not of great (70) Ang clan. Her son is consequently also of Wangsha or small Ang clan.