The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: arrival at first Naga village in forests, little changed
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: Leading first through high forest and then rising steadily, the road brought us soon into country where some of the hill slopes had been cleared for cultivation. The scene was very familiar, and I realized that we must be close to the ranges of Oting and Wangla. Higher and higher the road climbed, and larger areas of slash-and-burn cultivation became visible. At last we came to a village. It looked exactly as Oting and Longkhai had looked, and the inhabitants seemed also largely unchanged. Both men and women were as scantily clothed as they had been a generation ago.