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: language; enemy heads
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami <EasternSehmah
location: Ungomah
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: At one village called Ungomah we came across some men who, though apparently Angamis in feature, build, architecture, and mode of cultivating, yet wore the dress of, and spoke a dialect identical with the Sehmahs, a neighbouring non-kilted tribe.
text: The heads of enemies taken in battle or murder are fixed by spikes to the tops of long poles planted in rows along the pathway just outside the village.