The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: description of a funeral
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
medium: books
person: ChinyakChinyak
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York90:2
text: Chinyak, a young married man of the Oukheang morung, had died after a long illness. All his livestock had been expended in sacrifices to the sky god and the spirits of the earth and, finally, convinced that his own house was pursued by misfortune, he had moved to the house of a kinsman.