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: visit to Yoting; a Christian burial ceremony filmed
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Yoting
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: On our way back I wanted to spend a few hours in Yoting, a village of some eighty houses, founded by a member of the Ang family of Tang five generations ago. As we approached the village we saw preparations for a funeral. An elderly woman had died and some men were digging a grave while others made a palm-leaf roof. In the village, where the Ang entertained us in his house, we met the Ao pastor and he told us that the deceased was a Christian and would be buried shortly. Accommodatingly he even offered to speed up the funeral if I wanted to film it.