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 arrival at Tang; grave huts
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Tang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: At the far bank we were faced by a steep and very hot climb. After about an hour we reached the ridge of Yoting and saw the village on a nearby spur. From there the climb continued, though less steeply, and in a hollow we passed a shallow pool, where some buffaloes were wallowing in the mud. There were many signs of large numbers of cattle, suggesting that Tang was richer in livestock than the other villages. At last we came to a rest-house built on a raised stone platform. and soon afterwards entered high forest surrounding the village. There we found some grave-huts with carved images of warriors inside, and in front a wooden post fashioned in the likeness of a human figure.