The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter One. The Naga Hills
caption: arrival at Cheswezumi, an Angami village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Cheswezumi
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: We arrived at the bungalow, lying slightly below the village of Cheswezumi, at the head of this strange procession. After a short rest, and while Mills listened to reports on several cases, I climbed up alone to the village. I wanted my first impression of a Naga village undisturbed. Only a beginner is so sentimental, but even today that first moment is unforgettable : when Naga culture, so familiar from books and ethnographical museums, appeared as a living entity.