The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: incompetence of Ang, but tribute paid
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: He proved to be totally incompetent (145) and now leads a rather desolate existence as I already described on July 12th. Still he receives a rather considerable tribute from fourteen villages (see notebook 2 p.110-112). His influence on the village leadership is nill. Considering the large tribute he gets every year I cannot understand why he does not have the means to give a feast for those people who should build his house for him according to custom. So now he lives in a half dilapidated house while the ancient ground of the Ang house stands empty. The Ang's splendid bed and his elephant tusks therefore are stored temporarily in the Angban morung.