The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: morung rebuilding and dispute settlement
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 7.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: When a morung is rebuilt only pigs are sacrificed. They are killed by the Bang-ba, the morung Ang, - there is only one for Tangsa - Meng-lem. He is of Wam-shak clan. He gets one hind-leg. He says: [konyak] (cf. p. 52). (57) There are no Neang-bas in the village. Disputes are settled by two men for each of the parties, ie. if a man steals from another, two men of his clan and two men of the thief's clan decide about the fine. There is no general council.