The aborigines that dominated this settlement, a region of complex tribes, were the black kinky-haired negritos or aetas. As early as the year 1745 an ethnic group was found by the Spanish Missionaries, this time the Gaddangs who were feared for their valor and courage. This tribe of Gaddangs was ruled by a chief name Gaddanan. A furious warrior and a protector of this tribe, Gaddanan captivated the respect of his followers, thereby implanting in their memory a name worthy of emulation. As a gesture of reverence and utmost respect and to perpetuate his name, the settlement was called ANGADANAN, a name somewhat associated with Gaddanan, the Gaddang chief.
” As a gesture of reverence and utmost respect and to perpetuate his name, the settlement was called ANGADANAN. “