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: Noksang clans and Chang marriage price
medium: notes
person: Chongfu clanUng clanLomo clanKangsho clanHakiyung clanHingchose clan
ethnicgroup: Chang
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:30
text: Chang - Noksang.
text: Ung clan.
text: 1. Chongfu clan - is the superior.
text: 2. Ung - is the next in order.
text: 3. Lomo
text: 4. Kangsho
text: 5. Hakiyung
text: 6. Hingchose.
text: Two kinds of Ung:
text: 1. Ungchetpo - exposed to no gennas - apotia death, death by tiger - no disabilities - can take a sold slave into his house (other clans forbidden to do this) - announces gennas - can handle apotia bodies - does the log-drum worship - cannot eat beef or dog (can eat mithan and pork).
text: 2. Ung - is like other clans and is exposed to same gennas.
text: Marriage price.
text: For a rich girl - 1 mithan, 1 cow, 1 pig.
text: ordinary - 2 big pigs, Rs. 10/-
text: Changs keep up to 3 wives - not genna to take more but in practice they don't - a big man with a big house takes more than one in order to help with the house and fields.