The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: tribute to Wakching
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Wakching still gets tribute from Chingtang, Chinglong, Aopao, Mohung, Chowa, Chen, Totok, Punkhung, Tanhai, Langmen, Oting. During the disturbances the tribute paying was stopped by some villages. Since the re-establishment of peace, the tribute payment has been resumed. Some villages wanted to make payment in money, but Wakching did not like this, fearing in this way the tribute may not be continued. Although protection is no longer required, tribute continues as a kind of rent from the land. Also the protecting morungs act as patrons for their dependent villages in disputes with other morungs. Anaki is still half Konyak and half Ao.