The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: tributes to Mon
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 12.10.1936
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: (103) Wangla pays to Mon the following tribute: After harvest the Wangla men carry to Mon: rice for two baskets in which madhu is made, the meat of one pig, and rice for boiling. About 20-30 men bring these things to Mon. In Mon the Ang clan assembles and eats this tribute together with the guests. About December the Mon men come to collect rice, one small basket from every house. After one day they come again and collect taro. But only two men from Mon come to Wangla. The Wangla men (104) carry the rice and then the taro to Hungphoi, where Mon men pick it up. Exactly the same tribute and in the same way is paid by Oting. They too carry it to Hungphoi, and also Lunglam pays the same tribute.