The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Eleven. Sacred Chiefs
caption: to Wangla via newly cleared jungle
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The way to Wangla, the village on the opposite hill, passed through a broad valley, probably cleared for cultivation that year for the first time for generations. Gigantic trees had defied the clearing-fires, and now they provided a most pleasant shade as we walked through the reaped rice fields. In the bottom of the valley there was a cool, fresh stream, and here we rested at midday and enjoyed (100) a delicious swim in the dark green water.