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: visit to friendly visit of Waoshu
medium: books
person: Hutton/ J.H.
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Waoshu (Waoshu) Pangsha
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: lnstead of returning directly to our camp, we followed the ridge of the mountain for a couple of hours, and then climbed up to Waoshu. This small Chang village received us with an overwhelming friendliness, tinged no doubt with relief; for they stood in deadly fear of Pangsha. They had heard of the recent raids, and had consequently strengthened their fortifications till they were almost impregnable to Naga weapons. We easily convinced them of our peaceful intentions for they still remembered how once before other white men had come to Waoshu. Thirteen years before J.H. Hutton had crossed the ridge believing it to be the main range of the Patkoi, but he was bitterly disappointed on climbing the 7000 feet only to discover that the main range lay yet further to the east.