The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Five. Present and Future
caption: decline of warfare will influence chiefs' position
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York106:4
text: The Wanchus, it seemed, were not yet conscious of any modifications in the political relations between villages, and paramount chiefs continued to receive tribute from the smaller villages of their domain, but there can be little doubt that with the suppression of warfare, the need for alliances and the protection of small villages will disappear, and that the authority and prestige of powerful chiefs will gradually wane.