The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: councils from morungs to punish crimes
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 11.8.1936
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
seealso: notebook 3 p.51ff
text: In the afternoon I went to the The-phong morung where I found the gaonbura Yongang with his few months' old baby on his back. Even while I talked to him he was skipping up and down to calm the child. I asked him about the punishments of crimes and thereby discovered that in Wakching there is a council of ten 'neangs', two from every morung who together with the Ang impose penalties and generally keep the fines to themselves and consume them. (for penalties see notebook 3 p. 51 following).