The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: Angs and their rights
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 6.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (35) The Ding-let, a man of Wang-nau clan, announces when the people have to go to the fields of the Ang. He summons them the day before, he does not announce gennas. Each of the morungs has one Ang:
text: the Ang of Longshai-ba is Be-wang of Ang clan
text: the Ang of Ding-dong-ba is a boy of about 13, Yoak-om. His father died recently, also of Ang clan.
text: The men of the morung work on the morung Ang's fields, but he has no special (36) duties and doesn't officiate at any gennas. Disputes and criminal cases are decided by a council of all the men of the Ang clan, they assemble in the house of the Ang.