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: building a camp by a river
medium: books
person: Chingmak/ of Chingmei
location: Noklak
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Since it does not really matter whether we visit Noklak now or on our way back, we instruct Chingmak to agree, but to demand a fine in the shape of pigs and goats as compensation for the damage done by their panjis. With two hundred porters and sepoys to feed, such fines are extremely useful. We find quite a good place for our camp, near a stream and the ever-important bamboos. With them close at hand the sepoys and porters can build a fence and rows of small huts in just about two hours.