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: genealogy
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tang
date: 7.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
______3. Aizing of Longyong
text: ALU had a son, ATU (+); - he married the sister of the Shangnyu Great Ang, ATU died and his wife remaining in the Ang's house of Tang, and will marry the younger brother of her husband. If she had wanted not to stay, she could go back to Shangnyu, but she decided she will stay and marry the younger brother. She has two daughters. ALU had a younger brother who died. ATU had several Ben wives and many children, the Ang gives to such sons some land, this depends entirely on the Ang. He mainly gives land of families which have died out. All such land falls to the Ang. He may also purchase land to give to his sons. The Ang had even the right to expel people from their land and house-sites, in order to give it to his sons. The Ang acted also as judge together with big names; as fines he took fields (which went to Ang), or cattle, or a dao or cloths, and such fines all went to the Ang. A person could be expelled and forced to go to another village. A murderer (within the village) was expelled by the Ang and council. His property could be taken.