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Retelling of "Frog Where Are You?"

Description: Narration of "Frog Where Are You?" (Mercer Mayer, New York: Dial Books [1969]) by Leivon Jacob Rengsong, Bungsingam, and Jacob Bungneithang
Date: 2017
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of "Frog Where Are You?"

Description: Rengtong Tholung tells the story of "Frog Where Are You?" This narrative was collected with funds from the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Date: January 27, 2017
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retellings of Sumphaai and Raangleen

Description: A narration of Sumphai and Ranglen by Shangchrek Jangvei of Thamlapokpi. This is the story where Ranglen has to sell his sister Sumphai.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on education and work

Description: Rengting Shilshi of Angbrasu village talks about his education and mission work. The recording was done at the Lamkang Naga Baptist Associate Centre in Thamlakhuren
Date: 2017
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of "Frog Where Are You?"

Description: Narration of "Frog Where Are You?" (Mercer Mayer, New York: Dial Books [1969]) as retold by Shekarnong Sankhil.
Date: 2017
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Speech on the Lamkang verb system

Description: A lecture on verb system of Lamkang to the Lamkang and Manipuri speakers
Date: August 8, 2018
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about reed and bamboo trays

Description: A description of traditional trays - how they are used and made. These trays are flat and round and made with reed and bamboo.
Date: 2016
Creator: Shobhana Chelliah
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of and monologue about the folk song Reite Penang

Description: This narrative was collected with funds from the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research. Sankhil Shetphong of Thamlapokpi sings and explains the meaning of the folk song Reite Penang and “Khuungpaar Laa”. The song translates as follows: Flower bloom but we don’t know when they disappear. After they bloom as they disappear from the whole mountain range. [areiyo paar re, reite penang paar ee].
Date: January 23, 2017
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of a blessing ritual Smul kpnaak

Description: This blessing is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. This ritual blessing is to be used by an older person addressing younger people- Sumshot Khular shares the beautiful words here which roughly translated mean: This is the feather for your good health, your long life, your well-being. May you be blessed with many daughters, with many sons, with many crops, with livestock, with wealth and riches. ‎‎May you be blessed with knowledge and understanding without end, and with overflowing riches. May you be blessed with abundant livestock. May your children be as numerous as the stars. May they be as numerous as the sands of the sea. ‎‎Even if misfortune, bad storms (of life), disease and hunger come (to you). With your left hand push them away, and with your right hand bring the blessings closer to you. ‎‎May it be so for your life, may it be so for your good health. ‎‎May your life be as long as the banyan tree. May Heaven grant you strength and happiness.
Date: 2015
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on how the Nungkangching village embraced Christianity

Description: Rev. Nungpanlon Kumar Khular tells how the Nungkangching village embraced Christianity and how the village came about to be known as Nungkangching. The video was taken at the Lamkang Naga Baptist Association Centre at Thamlakhuren, Chandel
Date: January 27, 2017
Creator: Kumar Khular, Nungpalon
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional Narratives

Description: A traditional narrative as narrated by Setphon Sankhil
Date: 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Pear Story

Description: Recording of the Pear Story as told by Steney Leivon Lamkang.
Date: 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of Seven Sons

Description: The story of seven sons as told by Angtoi Sankhil. A man is killed by a tiger, and as his six sons go to avenge him, he kills them too one by one. The mother is pregnant with a seventh son, who is able to foretell events while still in the womb. After the child learns how his father died, he goes to confront the tiger and his wife. He avoids the tiger's attempt to kill him, takes back his father's head from the tiger's possession, and vanquishes the tiger.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of Raapa

Description: The story of Raapa as told by Bunghon Suungnem. A tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of hymns

Description: Three hymns sung during social events and celebrations called "Hangrip Nikdon Kapaa Intha Hungtlung Nikdon" 'I will arise and go to my father' and Oh, Akngen Chaak Ka Pthla Kthii" and Kurlo Karman Da Ka'am Dultipaam Thungi" and Vangbak No"
Date: 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Creation of Villages

Description: Creation of Villages as told by Bunghon Suungnem. Recorded at Storytelling Event organized by Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Working with Shangchrek to get a narrative

Description: Here we are setting up the microphone and getting the speaker, Shangchrek Tholung (married to Jangwe ), comfortable. She converses with Sumshot Khular who is off camera and is giving her instructions on what to say. The recording was done in Swamy Ksen's house in Thamlapokpi with David Peterson and Shobhana Chelliah in attendance.
Date: 2016
Creator: Tholung, Shangchrek
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of Raapa Paomin

Description: The story of Raapa Paomin told by Shetphong Sankhil. Raapa Paomin is a story which explains the use and creation of a particular ornament by the Lamkang. It is because of the character Raapa that the Lamkang have those ornaments today.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Sankhil, Shetphong
Partner: UNT College of Information