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: eating rice, pork, smoked rats, and drinking
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Tang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: After the omens of the bamboo-sticks had been taken the food brought by the men and that provided by the Ang's household was served. There was rice, pork, smoked rats, bamboo shoots and rice-beer. The food was eaten from large leave-platters spread on wicker-stools; four to five men sat round each platter. The men did not object to my presence nor to being photographed. Yet, this was the first time that a European had entered Tang, which apparently had never been visited by British officials although an expedition had once passed through neighbouring villages.