The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units
caption: other tribute and absence of tribute
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York44:3
text: Not all the men's houses of Wakching received tribute. The only allies of the Bala men were some of the morungs of Wanching, and as that village was of the same size and strength as Wakching, no question of tribute arose. Neither did the Ang-ban exercise overlordship over any other village, but the Ang, in his capacity as chief of Wakching, continued to receive tribute from twelve villages, even though he was a weak and ineffectual man without much influence in his own community, as will be seen later in this chapter.