The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fourteen. The Rescued Slaves
caption: arrival at Chingmei, greeted by Chingmak the chief
medium: books
person: Chingmak/ of Chingmei
location: Chingmei
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The warriors led us through the forest and over open clearings to the village. Many years ago the chief, Chingmak, had undertaken the long journey to Mokokchung to make friends with Mills, and he welcomed us now with overflowing joy. It had been agreed that we should use his village as a base, pushing on from here into the land of the Kalyo Kengyus, and Chingmak was to serve as mediator in the negotiations with neighbouring villages. This meant a great deal of prestige for his village, and he was only too happy to render every possible support to our expedition, for Chingmei had a long-standing feud with the Kalyo Kengyu villages to the east.