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: memories shared and meeting old friends
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: As we entered his house, several older men joined us and I gradually recognized some of my old friends. They could hardly believe their eyes and kept saying that it was like a dream to see me again and recalled many of the events during my earlier stay. Laughingly they spoke about the fishing expedition and the reaction of the girls to see me practically in the nude. They reminded me how I had shown them how to swim on the back. They had tried it too and found it quite easy. During the next few days I was to hear several remarks about this incident, which seemed to have found a place in Wakching folklore.