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: weapons: fire-arms, spears, daos, panjies, shields
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Dalton/ E.T.
date: 1872
text: The Angamis have of late years taken to fire-arms, and have succeeded in supplying themselves with a considerable number. Their national weapons are the spear and the dao. They use panjies to protect their villages and the positions they take up and to cover their retreat, and they carry shield five or six feet in length, made of mat work covered with tiger or bear skins, and decorated at the sides and top with dyed goats' hair and feathers.