The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: disputes settled, crimes and adultery
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 14.10.1936
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: (124) Disputes are settled and fines imposed by a council consisting of the Ang, the two morung Angs and all adult men of the Ang clan assembling in the Wa-him-bang (cf. p. 106).
text: If a man steals rice from another he is fined and the fine is divided between the Angs and the owner of the rice in equal parts, the rice is not given back.
text: If an Ang's wife committed adultery the culprit was killed, either with a dao or in any other way. The guilty wife could be killed too.
text: (125) Disputes about boundaries are settled by the young men of the Ang's clan. There is no appeal against their decision. They usually draw the boundary between the two lines claimed by the two quarrelling men.