The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter One. The Naga Hills
caption: description of mountain scenery and paths
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The well-kept bridle-path led along an open slope. Before our eyes extended an immense mountain country; mighty wooded ridges succeeded one another, grouping themselves into high ranges and long chains till they finally blended with the sky and the clouds in the haze of the blue distance. On many of the slopes there were (7) clearings and terrace fields, but the greater part of the mountains was covered with forest and secondary jungle. The Nagas do not live in the valleys; their settlements are situated on the central ridges between 2,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level.