The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fifteen. Yimpang's Black Day
caption: travel up to Yimpang
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Yimpang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It was not far to Yimpang, and we could clearly see the village on one of the slopes to the north-east of Chingmei as we stood looking up the valley. The path led gently upwards through fields of Job's tears, interspersed with a particular species of high red millet, beans, oil-seeds, and tobacco. Rice grew only in small patches, and was considered such a delicacy that the successful harvester shared his crop among his friends in much the same way as he shared his much prized meat.