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Conversation about names of months

Description: A discussion of the names of the months in Lamkang with Thamnung Sankhil Tholungnu of Thamlakhuren, for example how in the month of Purdun, the cows came home from the jungle. They were discussing how some say or name them differently in some cases. Later they discuss the elders from different villages trying to see who is from which village.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about lou kruung laa

Description: Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu tells us how ladies make friends in the fields. They invite each other through singing songs called 'field songs' [lou kruung laa]. The speaker sings the song with and without a traditional bamboo instrument called Lampe.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Likhaa Kardaam

Description: Dancers from various villages were invited to perform during the Lamkang Student Union [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun] seminar. This a special dance called Likhaa Kardaam (The Drumming Dance), where the drumming is different from the other types of dance, a faster drum beat which allows the dancers to take their steps faster. All the dancers are requested to join the dance and they perform the Yaangkaa Kardaam, at Charangching Khullen village.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Saa Kraang K'aai Laa

Description: Elders who are experts in traditional songs and dance, including Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Dilbung Shangwar of Khuibung, and Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam sing a traditional song called “Saa Kraang K’aai Laa", a song sung in celebration when a fierce animal, such as a tiger, is killed.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about the importance of culture, tradition, and identity

Description: Paul Leo of Senapati, former President of the United Naga Council, shared how important culture, tradition and identity is. Nagas, we are taught through oral teachings by our parents and a man or woman who knows the story and about anything pertaining to the society. I appreciate the Lamkang student's union for having this program. Today what these elders are performing and sharing the stories and the dresses and ornaments that we are showcasing and owning them. We need to document and make it available to the community not just Lamkang but also to other Nagas in Chandel and in Manipur, Nagaland.We have elders who are willing to transmit their knowledge to the community. Let us also preserve the animals that are around us so as to survive in symbiotic relation with our environment. We can also make resolution to preserve our materials like dresses and other items we used to keep it more authentic and valuable. Example the “Kaang’ that the use in the dance or “Puulraang kooi”.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about the Harvest Festival

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapoki discusses the Chaakhei Klou, the Harvest Festival. He explains the rituals that are followed in the process of harvesting of the crops. He shares about the feast called DilK’or, the festival of the harvest. He explains how they conduct a recitation to invite the crops from the field to the barns. A “Khulpuu” elder will call all the human spirits to also come back home from the fields to the homes.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about celebrating Dilkoor in Chalong village

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi and Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching discussing the Chalong village's celebration of “Dilkoor” and how the first Lamkang meetings were held.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about Khungphai

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi talks about “Krei Klou” and others like “Arloo”, “Hol”,”Chavei” and “Changbom”.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song of a brother without a sister

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi shares a song a man without sister would sing and the other woman from the same clan would be there to console him as the sister would do. Then he shared how the giving of “Saa Khuu” to the sisters were done in some eastern parts.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Reelruu Kardaam

Description: Elders who are experts in traditional songs and young women and men dancers perform the Reelruu Kardaam. Reelruu Dance is a typical dance where the Reelruu, a long bamboo and gourd musical instrument, is played and a special dance is performed with this song. This dance has unique dance steps which only the Lamkangs perform and its one of the old traditional dances that still is unchanged in steps or song. The Reelruul is also very unique, as it is only played by the Lamkangs. This recording was done during Lamkang Naga Kurchuknao Kunpun (LNKK) seminar at Charangching Village.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of the Lamkang Hunter

Description: Lamkang Suk Paomin [The story of the Lamkang Hunter] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. This is a story of how a Lamkang man who was a an expert hunter was captured and enslaved by the Kukis. When they planned to kill him, he was encouraged by his wife to escape. A tiger helped him cross the river and eventually return home to be united with his children.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of Thamptlum

Description: The Thamptlum paomin [the Story of Thamptlum] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. The story tells of how a snake married a woman.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of When There Is No Graveyard

Description: Wangchen paomin [The Story of When there is No Graveyard] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu of of Thamlakhuren. In this story, a woman marries and lives in a village that has no graveyard. She ends up marrying into this village and here they eat a person when they die.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Chuungnii o Txuiva Mrsaal Le

Description: Men and women dance Chuungnii o Txuiva Mrsaal Le, led by elders Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Belun Sankhil of Phaidaam, and Shangwar Dilbung of Khuibung
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Tiger and Milay

Description: In this telling of Humpii Pa le Milay [the story of Humpiipa and Milay], a human being and a tiger become friends. When the tiger visited his human friend, he killed a chicken and added to it a kind of mushroom called tree mushroom [u phot], which tastes like the kidney of the chicken. Then he invited his human friend to his house and killed all the chickens he had so he could offer his human friend chicken-kidney curry. At night, the tiger took his friend to the tallest tree and had him sleep there and told him that in case he sees anything weird, not to be sacred but just stay up there safe on the tree.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Manhen

Description: Manhen paomin [The story of Manhen] as narrated by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. In this story, Manhen was asked to care for the animals which were her bride price. She accidentally lets them loose in the forest and thus all the animals escape and become wild animals.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Squirrel and Rumnu

Description: Theipaa leh rumnu paomin [The Story of Squirrel and Rumnu] as narrated by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. Squirrel [Theipa] pretended that he fell down and hurt his scrotum and so could not walk. He therefore asked Rumnu to carry him in her basket which was full of fig-like fruit [didit]. When she carried him in her basket, he ate up all the figlike fruit and jumped out of her basket and ran off. She was so angry that she cursed him so that he would be trapped in the traps set by people in olden times. Then while he was running, an insect [Uisoom] caught him. So Rumnu asked Uisoon to please keep catching Theipa the squirrel. Rumnu said, “I will weave for you these kinds of cloth, a diphun, a vausen, a diir, a pundum, a kniksen, a yeb, a kniktxil. While Theipa was still in the grip so Uisoon, Rumnu then caught hold of him and beat him to her heart's content. So the he story ends but it is believed that this is how the weaving of different patterns and design of the present day attire came about.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about the importance of culture, tradition, and identity

Description: Phamhring Sengul of Lambung Anal shares the importance of preserving the culture and how even just with our dress alone we are identified. As indigenous people we are deeply rooted in our environment and our culture, which is our identity. So we are the ones to preserve and promote and protect it from being lost.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Introduction of the Elders by Stephen Sankhil, President of the Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun

Description: Stephen Sankhil of Komsen introduces the elders and dignitaries present during the Lamkang Student’s Union Seminar [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun]. All elders were invited to sing or tell stories, and dancers and other dignitaries of different Naga tribe leaders from United Naga Council, All Naga Students Union, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights and Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district, Nobert Disinang, I.A.S.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song about the names of the months

Description: Thamnung Sankhil Tholungnu of Thamlakhuren shares a song about the names of the month in Lamkang. She explains the months of Lamkang, example how in the month of Purdun the cows came home from the jungle. They were discussing how some say or name it differently in some cases. Later they discuss about the elders from different villages trying to see who is from which village.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Inn ksaa laa

Description: A man sings Inn ksaa laa, a song about building a house,”lumen cheen neh”, Inmun Ksii o” and “inluu ee” He mentioned how a dog was killed, then he told it has to be demonstrated by killing and also in some places where they cannot afford to kill a dog they will perform it with eggs.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information