The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: village officials and their payment
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (65) Shun-da, the Ou-wok-ba (Ben clan of Chi) was called from Chi. The Wakching men asked the Chi Ang to give them a man to do the omens with eggs. They gave the Ang Rs. 10/- as payment. Each morung gave one field to Shunga and the morungs cultivate these fields in turn. Moreover, Shunga received in the first year one hei-niu from every morung. Shunga has no son (one died). When he dies (66) Wakching must search again for a Ou-wok-ba.