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: Naga tribe near Yangmun river
medium: notes
location: Yangnyu R. (Yangmun R.)
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: In the valley of the Yangmun river is an interesting tribe of whom I should like to have learned more than we did, but our time and our supplies were running short, and we could not remain to explore more than the entrance of the valley. The men are tall, well built, and in many cases handsome. Their dress and accoutrements are similar to those of their brethren farther east whom I shall describe directly: their hair is dressed in a similar manner to that of the naked Nagas, i,e., cut close everywhere except on the top of the head, where a thick tuft falls over the forehead, another long tuft hanging behind from the crown, the latter twisted up into a tail with a band of grass.