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: Totok customs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Totok
date: 4.9.197
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Totok Chingniu 4/9/1970
text: There was an Ang of great clan in Totok, he had come from Chinglong and was called Yalo. The villagers were not happy with him, because he proved weak. They wanted to get a more powerful Ang and went to Tang, to ask for an Ang. The ruling Ang of Leangha was of the Tang family, so the Tang Ang said "Go to Leangha and ask for an Ang". They did so and obtained Manyai as their Ang. Yalo remained and became subject to Manyai. Both were of great Ang clan. Both Yalo's and Manyai's daughters are still in Totok. There is no conflict between the two Ang families; this was 11 generations ago. The present Ang is Yanglen, and he is married to a wife of Sheangha Chingyu's great Ang family. Yalo's descendant is Pongyo, his wife is of Totok of Wangsha clan, sister of the dobashi. He is not a great Ang.