The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - J.H. Hutton, Diaries of Two Tours in the Unadministered Area East of the Naga Hills', 1926

caption: first tour
caption: to Chinglong; heads hidden; log-drums; standing stones; men's cane belts
medium: articlestours
location: Chinglong Anphang (Angfang) Wakching Wanching
date: 21.4.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 4.1923-27.4.1923
text: April 21st. - To Chinglong, which seemed very nervous and apprehensive of us, and not unnaturally, as the last visit, in 1913, was punitive. All the heads in these villages from Angfang on were hidden before we arrived, for fear we should burn them, as was done with those of Wakching and Wanching, when they were first administered, - a wicked sin.
text: The drum-logs here had naturalistic buffalo heads again, and the morungs had erect stones in front of them. The men are normally naked except for their long cane belts, the continuous cane strip wound round and round in many coils. [SKETCH