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: terraced fields; salt wells
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1881
refnum: given at a meeting of the Anthropological Institute, 1881
text: Colonel Woodthorpe, replying to the President and Colonel Keating, said that the only terraced fields are those belonging to the Angami Nagas. They were described in the previous paper. There are salt wells in many parts of the hills. The water is simply evaporated in small earthern pans over fires, and the rough salt collected and made up into small cakes enclosed in a case of bamboo leaves.