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: chiefly houses of the Thendu, the Ang of Mon
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York52:4
text: There were many famous chiefly houses among the Konyaks of the Thendu group, and the spheres of influence of the paramount chiefs of Mon and Chi overlapped to some extent with the sphere of the basically democratic Thenkoh village of Wakching. Several of the chiefs I came to know best in 1936 were vassals of the Ang of Mon, a proud and dignified figure, who at that time never moved without a large retinue of retainers and henchmen.