BATAK IN MY “BOOK” by Roy_sianipar
Conflict. Until Dutch pacification efforts in the mid1800s,BATAK PEOPLE intervillage warfare and lineage-to-lineage feuding were quite common, given severe pressure for the farmland. After the colonial era, this legacy of intense intergroup rivalry took new forms: conflict within the Protestant church, conflict among lineages to see which one can put on the most lavish ancestor-commemoration ceremony, and conflict over access to modern jobs. At the village level factionalism is bitter, constant, and quick-changing, based on competition for land and, today, government favors.
BAHWA BATAK ITU DARI DULU SERING BERADU JOTOS KARENA DI SEBABKAN KURANG PINTAR NYA BATAK UTK MENGELOLAH SEBIDANG TANAH.ALIAS DUDUDK DAN MAIN GITAR MINUM TUAK .ISTRI YG KERJA DAN AHIR NYA HANYA BISA MENGHARAPKAN SAWAH YG YG MANA BISA MENGHASILKAN PANEN SEKALI SETAHUN PADA ZAMAN DAHULU.
Division of Labor. Farm families tend to share household tasks and field labor among the men, women, and children. Heavy planting and harvest tasks are often done by larger work groups, recruited by age (groups of adolescents) or clan and marriage-alliance ties to the farm family in question. Some wealthier village families hire poorer relatives to work their land, on a sharecropping basis. In pre-Dutch times southern Batak high chiefs had slaves who worked as their house servants and field laborers.
Land Tenure. In the ideal situation, family rice land is not to be bought and sold but should pass to sons and their households, with a smaller share going to daughters. In practice, some families do sell paddy land, for school tuition or other pressing needs; in addition, the establishment of new villages east of the traditional Batak lands has opened up new farming territory. Traditional houses and lineage heirlooms pass down through the patriline. Parents often circumvent the strict patrilineal inheritance rules for land by bestowing land gifts on favored daughters at their weddings or on the birth of their first child.
INILAH DALIHAN NATOLU YG SELALU MEMIHAK KE ANAK LELAKI.SI WANITA AKAN TETAP HANYA PEKERJA GRATIS DAN MENUNGGU CALON SUAMI AKAN MEMBELI NYA DAN MEREKA AKAN DI BWA ATAS NAMA SUAMI .MEMANG KALAU KITA MELIHAT STRUKTUR SYSTEM BATAK INI SANGAT BOBROK SEKALI TDK BISA MENDEKATI SYSTEM DEMOKRASY ALA DEMOKRASY JAMAN MODERN SEKARANG.APABOLEH DI KATA MEMANG SDH ADAT ISTIADAT BATAK..AHIR NYA BATAK ITU MELARIKAN DIRI KEBANYAKAN DARI KAMPUNG UTK MENJAUHI PERTUMPAHAN DARAH.LEBIH AMAN DI LUAR KERAJAAN BATAK YG BOBROK DAN TDK MAU MEROBAH SYSTEM NYA YG KUNO.