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: working for chiefs
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York34:3
text: In villages with powerful chiefs all villagers joined in the cultivation of the chief's land, and even comparatively insignificant chiefs, such as the Ang of Wakching, were given free help with their agricultural work. Such obligations toward chiefs, however, will be discussed in the context of the relations between chiefs and commoners.