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: stone viaduct; weapons: daos, bows
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 one village here we saw a very fine stone viaduct across a small ravine 50 feet in length and 20 feet in height with a most scientific culvert through it. As we leave the Angamis and proceed eastwards, we find the spears and shields getting smaller and the daos getting larger till we reach in Yangmun and its neighbourhood the largest sized dao, the blade being triangular in shape, 1 1/2 foot long, 1 1/2 inches broad at the handle, and about 4 inches at the end. The handle is long. Bows and crossbows are common everywhere.