The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Notes on the Wild Tribes Inhabiting the So-Called Naga Hills, on our North-East Frontier of India', by Col. R.G. Woodthorpe, 1881

caption: food: cows, pigs. goats, fowls; roast dog
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: The Nagas generally breed cows, pigs, goats, and fowls, for purposes of food as well as for sale and barter.
text: Roast dog is considered a great delicacy. Indeed, Nagas will eat anything, not excepting an elephant which had been three days buried. Notwithstanding this, they do not drink milk, holding it in great abhorrence, and tinned lobster they said smelt too much.