The office of chieftain is sometimes held by women.
The tree under which that chieftain sat when giving judgment has been preserved.
In 1667 the robber chieftain, Stenka Razin, made an unsuccessful attempt to capture the city.
In 1839, when the British army advanced through the Bolan Pass towards Afghanistan, the conduct of Mehrab Khan, the ruler of Baluchistan, was considered so treacherous and dangerous as to require " the exaction of retribution from that chieftain," and " the execution of such arrangements as would establish future security in that quarter."
Tong Castle shares with the castle of the same name in Kent the legend of the dealings of the Saxon Hengest with the British chieftain Vortigern.