The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: memos
caption: memorial stones
medium: tours
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: The Stones set up by the Nagas are by men when living, to commemorate a feast given on the occasion, when a number of men are called to it & it may last 10-12 days, then proceed and carry in the stone in one day from some spot where it has been selected. Sometimes the feast is given by several men & each sets his stone up.