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: the morung, little seems to have changed
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Chi (Chui)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The village-gate was dominated by one of the morung where the young warriors used to keep watch. A large menhir had been erected in front of the morung, and the houses flanking narrow lanes were exactly of the type I remembered from Wakching, and not of the shape typical of Longkhai and other Thendu villages. I felt myself transported back to the old times, for nothing seemed to have changed except perhaps for a few bits of clothing worn by small children.