The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: the continued powers of Angs based on blood
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Chi (Chui)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: Finally the Ang asked me whether the Queen of England and the Maharaja of Manipur had authority because they were educated or because they were of royal descent. When I admitted that they owed their position to their royal blood, he retorted that exactly the same applied to Konyak chiefs. In his own village his subjects continued to give him free labour, and nearby dependent villages continued to pay him the traditional tribute. Only distant villages (233) had become slack in paying their dues.