The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: quarrels and oaths
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (155) Quarrels are sometimes settled by taking oaths (dzieng-bu).
text: The two parties cut a cane into two pieces and each of them takes one piece home. If in the house of one of them somebody dies within two months, it is evident that he has sworn false and he must pay a fine to the other. Nowadays such oaths are never taken.