The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts from 'Descriptive Ethnography of Bengal' on Nagas by E.T. Dalton

caption: Section 6. The Nagas of Upper Asam
caption: guard house: drums; alarms
medium: articles
person: Dalton/ E.T.
date: 1872
text: In all these Naga villages of the interior there is, at each of the fortified entrances, a large building well raised as a look- out or watch-house in which a band of young men keep guard at night. They have huge drums composed of trees hollowed out, which are sounded to give the alarm, and they have also fire signals.