The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: the rebuilding of the Ang's house
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 19.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (128) Wakching 19/2/1937
text: Angban - Inf. gaonburas.
text: The Ang's house beside the Angban fell into decay about 5 or 6 years ago. Then the Ang went to the house of Yonkun of Angnokphong clan who had died a short time before. His wife was dead too and his only daughter married. In this house the Ang stayed for these 5 or 6 years. Early in this year, 1937, the owner of the site, Lonkem, also of Angnokphong, a middle-aged man, wanted to move to that site and rebuilt the house, for the house (129) in which he has lived up to now needed rebuilding and he preferred the site on which the Ang lived. So the village decided to rebuild the Ang's house on the proper Ang site, but they have not yet begun. In the meanwhile the Ang moved to another house, the owner of which is a young man, Lokem, also of Angnokphong clan. Lokem is married.