The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: murder and its treatment
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: If a Thephong man kills a Bala man, the Ang, the five Neang-bas and Dzeamang, the morung Ang of Balang, will try the case. (There is no Thephong Ang). The murderer is exiled, there is apparently no special fine. The property of the exiled man is taken by his relatives or his clan. But no such case is known by the present generation. They just heard it from their parents.