The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes taken by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: notes on Siemi sites
caption: site ten
medium: notes
location: Guilong
date: 11.1.1946
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, folder 6
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: 10. Guilong area. Believed to be large site.
text: Khangnam. About quarter of a mile s.e. of present Khangnam village. Site resembles in situation No. 8, but no ditch is visible. There are two alleged gravestones, resembling those at No. 8, but rougher, with no markings. Someone has been grubbing under the first stone, and there would appear on cursory inspection to be a pavement similar to that under the tilted stone at No. 8 site. If house-platforms existed, they have probably been obscured by the former Naga settlement which was once on the spur. "Gareo" bamboos 20 yards from the stones.
text: Like the tilted stone at No. 8, tradition asserts that 'deo-mani' beads have been found under the first stone here. The finder was a dekachang-leader of the ancient joint settlement of Daoban. He intended returning with all the bucks of his "kienga" and digging out the grave completely; but the Siemi warned him in a dream that unless a pregnant woman and a cow-mithan in calf were sacrificed in propitiation he would not consent. The would- be excavator then gave up. A second stone is now split in two halves. Visited 11.1.1946