The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fifteen. Yimpang's Black Day
caption: strong fortifications, with removable bridge and spikes
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Yimpang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The village was strongly fortified, with an inner and an outer wall. A removable bridge between the walls, led, not over an impassable water-moat as did the bridges of mediaeval castles, but over an equally impassable ditch bristling with thorns and bamboo spikes.