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: aristocratic, intermediate and commoner clans in Thenkoh villages
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York52:2
text: Yet, in the villages of both groups society was divided into aristocratic clans, clans of intermediate status, and commoner clans. Whereas in a village such as Wakching the members of chiefly clans enjoyed few tangible privileges, the chief of a large Thendu village wielded the arbitrary power of a true autocrat.