The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-six. Tribesmen Of Tirap
caption: climb up to Niaunu village and pitching camp
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1962
text: A fairly long climb brought us to Niaunu, where we were welcomed by the small community of officials living in provisional quarters constructed of timber and bamboo. A school and a dispensary were already in operation and it seemed that at least some Wanchus had realized the advantages of letting their children be taught reading and writing.
text: After a night spent in a bamboo hut at this station we moved up to the village of Niaunu, which in true Naga style occupied the crest of a high hill. There we pitched our tent next to the chief's house, but nearly came to grief when a tremendous thunderstorm, (216) reminding me of my experience in Wanching twenty-five years earlier, threatened to tear our light tent to pieces.