The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook two

caption: Chinkak of Wakching an ineffective Ang, an opium eater
medium: notes
person: Chinkak
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 12.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Chinkak the present Ang of Wakching - his father, Long-me. Chinkak is not a proper Ang (his mother []). He is a hopeless opium eater, he has wasted all his father's property, and (36) he hasn't even got a house of his own. No house is on the Ang's house site. He lives in a dead man's house. They say they ought to get a proper Ang, but they can't work for the Government and an Ang. Chinkak has sold all his fields - the village has assigned them some fields, they are doing one field for him this year. He hasn't even seen his fields.
text: Yan-yik - brass necklace with heads.