The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: children free to wander in village; play
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York67:4
text: Soon a small boy or girl would learn to move about the village, and though children were not characterized by particular docility, they knew very well how far they could go without running into trouble; it was most unusual for a child to stray into the jungle surrounding the village. Usually, children respected the limits of their own village ward, and this had the result that their companions at play belonged almost exclusively to the same morung.