The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: territory ; hunting land, morung land
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York30:2
text: The territory of a village such as Wakching extended over a large area, and comprised virgin forest, cultivable land partly overgrown by secondary jungle, and wasteland unsuitable for economic use. Within that territory all members of the village community were entitled to hunt, irrespective of the rights of individuals to specific cultivable plots. Apart from the arable land which was privately owned, there were also some plots which belonged to particular men's houses, and such morung land was cultivated jointly by the members of the morung.