The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-six. Tribesmen Of Tirap
caption: powers of chiefs not yet curbed by political officers
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu) Mintong
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1962
text: The curbs on the powers of chiefs inevitably exerted by the political officers responsible for the maintenance of peace, had not yet affected the social structure and class composition of such villages of Niaunu and Mintong. I spent much of my time trying to improve my comprehension of the class system in villages ruled by autocratic chiefs, for I had always felt that this had been one of the weak spots in my knowledge of the Konyak Nagas.