The Konyak tribal community of Nagaland perform Wilang Hem which in the past was danced with gay abandon by the triumphant warriors after their return from a battle in which they have not only defeated the enemy but have cut off the head of the leader of their enemy, which they brought home as the trophy. The dancers wear colorful traditional costumes and carry on their back baskets made of bamboo. The dancers perform to the music of indigenous drums, bamboo pipes and gongs. Now the dance is performed on festive and happy occasions.
The Rengma Naga tribal community of Kohima district in Nagaland perform the martial dance called Teri Chha. Actually it is a kind of training to prepare the young men of the village for a war. It is performed on important festive occasions so that the trained ones do not forget the techniques of war. The dance has three phases. In the first phase the dancers depict the war preparations. In the second phase the techniques of attack and defense are executed. The third phase depicts victory over the enemy and the dance ends with a ritual ceremony.