The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Sixteen. Into the Blue
caption: over stream on tree-trunk
medium: books
location: Chingmei Noklak
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Deep down in the valley a brook rushes over huge blocks of stone. The water is clear, and looks horribly cold. Across it the path leads up from the valley over a precipitous slope, and soon loses itself in jungle. For many years Noklak has been at war with Chingmei, and the path is completely overgrown. The scouts at the head of the column cut their way through the thicket with strong dao blows. This kind of travelling is a slow business, and (130) you require patience as the column moves forward step by step.