The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Nineteen. Making the Peace
caption: decision to visit Panso
medium: books
person: Chingmak/ of Chingmei
location: Chingmei Panso
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The main object of our expedition is achieved, but before (156) returning to Mokokchung, we want to take the opportunity of visiting the famous Panso, a village said to lie beyond Mount Yakko. We are sorry to leave Chingmei and our camp there, for in these last weeks it has stood as a kind of home for us, and I realize that the chances of ever returning are small. All the last days in Chingmei it has been bitterly cold, and as we start early in the morning the ground is covered with hoar-frost. It is the first frost I have seen in these hills, and it dissolves quickly under the first rays of the morning sun.
text: Chingmak and his sons accompany us, but we must bid farewell to all the other friendly Chingmei people.