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 7. Lower Naga Group. (1) The Nagas west of the Doyang River
caption: Angami and Kachu Nagas: clan warfare - women unmolested; tribal warfare - women killed
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: KachuAngami
person: Dalton/ E.T.
date: 1872
text: The Angami and Kachu Nagas occupying the tract of land immediately to the east of northern Kachar are computed at about 125,000 individuals. The several clans are frequently at war with each other, and it is noticeable that in these intestine wars the women of the contending parties visit each other at their different villages without fear of molestation. But when at war with other tribes, their attacks are treacherous, and they spare neither sex nor age.