The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts from 'Account of the valley of Munnipore and of the Hill Tribes' by Major W. McCulloch

caption: widows; polygamy
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Koupooee
person: McCulloch/ Major W.
date: 1858
refnum: from: Selections from the Records of the Government of India, No. 27 (Calcutta) 1859
text: If the husband should die before the wife, the wife is taken by her husband's brother. She cannot return to her parental home as long there are any near male relatives of her husband remaining. Polygamy is permitted but not largely practiced.