The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: ownership
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 4.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: All land is owned privately but a man's clan members have certain claims on his possessions which he can not altogether ignore. For example, all Ang men may cut bamboo on the Ang's land without having to pay for it. They have to ask his permission first but this he hardly ever refuses. In the same way Chingai's clan members may also cut bamboo on his land if he does not object to it.