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: marriage alliance of chiefly houses
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu) Vinyu (Ninu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1962
text: The marriage alliance of two chiefly houses did not altogether exclude future raids and head-taking between the two village communities. In a war between the villages A and B, warriors of A might even have taken the heads of A women married in B. Thus it was pointed out to me that in a recent feud between Ninu and Niaunu, the son of a Ninu woman married in Niaunu was killed by Ninu men, i.e. his mother's previous co-villagers.