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: description of Shangnyu village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Sangnyu (Shangnyu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The approach to Shangnyu is through groves of palm trees, grown mainly for the sake of their leaves needed for thatching houses. The village is large and the houses are scattered over a wide area. They stand in between trees and kitchen gardens, and there is no vantage point from which one can see the whole village.