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: Konyak morungs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla Hungphoi Oting Totok
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:30
text: Konyak.
text: Ang - Ang morung - other morungs.
text: Re heads, an Ang's house, or a morung with Ang clan members (and sometimes the house of any rich man) is the proper place for depositing skulls.
text: Wangla and Hungphoi - even if other morungs take heads, they hand them over to the Ang morung (the two other morungs in Wangla have no Ang clan members).
text: Oting - the 2 morungs have both got Ang clan members therefore both kept skulls.
text: Totok - all heads go to the houses of the richest men.