The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: history of Wakching
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 18.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (71) There are contradicting traditions about the first time after the village foundation. Shankok says that first there were no Ang clans in the Ang-ban but only the Ying-yong-hu. On the other hand he says that when they first came from Assam there were two brothers of Ang-nok-pong clan, the elder became village Ang, the younger stayed in the plains but the Balang people wanted to have him as Ang and carried him up on their shoulders. Dzem-ang the present (72) morung Ang of Balang is his descendant. This suggests that the coming of these Angs doesn't lie back very far as Dzemang still counts as belonging to the Angban as to the rules of exogamy.