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. (2) - The Kukis
caption: nomadic habits:
medium: articles
person: Dalton/ E.T.
date: 1872
text: The Kukis are very nomadic but gregarious, seldom occupying a village site more than three years, but migrating and re-settling in large bodies, sometimes sufficient for 1,000 houses. On a change of site becoming necessary, a new one is selected by the raja, and the first work executed is a dwelling-house for himself.