The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: Sangtam village organization
caption: private ownership of fields
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 5:40
text: Private ownership of fields - fields are all laid out with stone ridges - even when the jungle grows over them the stones stay - when the time comes for recultivating and the jungle is cut, the fields come out again - each man knows his family fields.