The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database
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text: 8. In resettling a site it is usual to place the hangseoki in the positions they occupied in the earlier village. There are three reasons for this; the ritual associations of such sites, their generally strategic situation, and the labour involved in constructing afresh the large platforms necessary for hangseoki. Cf. also Grant Brown, Tamans of the Upper Chindwin, J.R.A.I., Vol.XLI, 1911, p.316.