The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: origins of Shungtahu clan, clan history and disputes
medium: notes
person: Nie-ang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (90) Informant: Nie-ang, gaonbura of Ang-ban. Ancestor of the Shung-to-hu clan = Shung-ta. The Shungtahu (sic) clan was driven away at the time when Pong-yong was dismissed. Before Pong-yong there were: Ngam-wang and Dzem-ang, Angs of Wakching - they were Ang-yong-ba and of the same clan though a different family as Pong-yong. The latter was really Ang-ha-ba. Pongyong first married the widow of Dzemlang called Shimlong. She died (91) without leaving a male heir. Pong-yong married a Ben wife by whom he had several sons.
text: When all the trouble with the Bala morung and the Shungtahu clan arose, Pong-yong was dismissed, but a house and some fields of a Shungtahu man who had left Wakching were given to him.
text: The Ang's fields were given to the Ang who came from Chui.