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: fortifications
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: MutaniaSermamenBorduariaNamsangia
location: Borbanchang (Bor Bansang) Senua Niao
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: The villages are not always well placed for defence against rifles, being commanded from some neighbouring height; but some, such as Bor Bansang, Senua, Niao, &c., are exceedingly well placed, occupying the highest points of the ridges on which they stand, and commanding all the approaches to them. The defences consist of double stockades made of interlaced bamboo and cane, with panjied ditches.