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The story of Lamkang Hunter [Lamkang Suk Paomin] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: The story of the Lamkang Hunter [Lamkang Suk Paomin] 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

The Story of Khu Khu as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: The Story of Khu Khu as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. In this story a girl, when her mother asks her to cook a pumpkin, cooks her younger sibling by mistake. Later when the mother comes back from field and finds out that the girl has cooked the baby, the mother asks the girl to hide. And in the end, as she feared being killed by her father, the girl went into hiding and became a bird, [khu-khu].
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Story of Squirrel and Rumnu [theipaa leh rumnu paomin] by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu

Description: The Story of Squirrel and Rumnu [theipaa leh rumnu paomin] by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. Told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu about the story of Theipa and Rumnu. 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: Daniel Tholung
Partner: UNT College of Information

The story of Raapa Paomin as narrated by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu

Description: The story of Raapa Paomin as narrated by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. This is a story about a young handsome man called Raapa. He was the son of a widow. He was known for his good deeds and for that people got jealous and tried to kill him in several ways. One time they hung him up in the middle of the sea to die but to his great luck a bird called Chinraang came along wearing beautiful ornament called vori kangkool. This ornament is worn by Lamkangs today. When Raapa saw the bird he started to swing back and forth and sing. On seeing this, the bird came under his spell and wanted to ride the swing. The bird then requested Raapa to let him swing. Raapa allowed the bird to do that and in return the bird allowed Raapa to wear the vori kangkool. Raapa returned home wearing the beautiful ornament. The people there liked the ornament and when they asked him about it he responded that he got it from the sea and all the people rushed to the sea and died in search of a similar ornament. An old lady later came to ask Raapa why no one was returning. It seemed that those he had sent to the sea turned into crabs.
Date: 2000
Creator: Daniel Tholung
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Origin of Lamkang (V) by Bunghon Suungnem

Description: Bunghon Suungnem tells a story, including translations or word for word of the stories collected during the Storytelling Festival.
Date: 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Squirrel Story [Theipa Paomin] as told by Sankhil Bunghon of Keithelmanbi

Description: The Squirrel Story [Theipa Paomin] as told by Sankhil Bunghon of Keithelmanbi. This traditional narrative follows a well-known feature of stacked causally related events where one misadventure leads to another. It includes a traditional form of seeking justice from a court of elders and of personification of animals.
Date: 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

A story about the bad woman and good woman [Skinyernu and Penpenjur] as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu.

Description: A story about the bad woman and good woman [Skinyernu and Penpenjur] as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. In this story, a lady who was very good and industrious, Penpenjur, was killed by a bad woman, Skinyernu. Later Skinyernu played the role of the wife of Penpenjur, whom she had killed. However, the first wife, Penpenjur, was reborn to fight with the bad woman. The good woman won the fight but the good woman killed again with the poison from the banana leaf that was used to wrap a food pack, a banana that grew out of the bad woman. In the end of the story, the husband and wife met in the land of the death but as they were to go to their final destiny the man laughed and this caused them to be separated. In order to get around being separated, they grew as two separate but joined at the upper branches, like a tree and climber.
Date: 2000
Creator: Daniel Tholung
Partner: UNT College of Information

The story of Humpiipa and Milay [Humpii Pa le Milay] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: In this story 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 be sacred but just stay up there safe on the tree.
Date: 2000
Creator: Daniel Tholung
Partner: UNT College of Information

The story of Big Frog [Uitokpa Paomin] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: The story of Big Frog [Uitokpa Paomin] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. In this story, a frog was cursed and pinched by everyone and so he looks as he does today. On the other hand, Useen, the second character, was blessed by the people for a clever decision she made.
Date: unknown
Creator: Daniel Tholung
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of The Escape of the Younger Brother by Rex Khullar

Description: Reading for re-transcription by Rex Khullar of The Escape of the Younger Brother from Lamkang sketch in the Linguistic Survey of India compiled by George Grierson.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information