The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

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  1. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) visit to Cheswejumi Y posts tours Zhatho feast Angami Eastern Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) 1947-01-17:1947-01-17 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Besides the carvings which form a permanent part of the house structure, a few houses contain serrated poles ..
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  2. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Phathilhumi of Cheswejumi 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) visit to Cheswejumi boys' dormitories tours Phathilhumi of Cheswejumi Angami Eastern Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) 1947-01-17:1947-01-17 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 When looking into the house of Phathilhumi, I noticed bedding ..
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  3. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) visit to Cheswejumi village hospitality tours Angami Eastern Cheswezumi (Cheswejumi) 1947-01-17:1947-01-17 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As in all Angami villages which I have so far seen, rules of commensality seem very wide. On almost every ..
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  4. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi tours Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (27) 18th January Visited Thenizumi and counted houses. On the way we met a Naga of the village dressed in a gorgeously decorated cloak. The background was red ..
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  5. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Thepfuseu Hutton 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi cat genna in cases of theft tours tehuba kemovo Thepfuseu Hutton Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Angami Nagas', Hutton Close to Thenizumi, Thepfuseu (dobashi) showed me a heap of ..
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  6. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi khel system tours Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Shortly beyond this spot, I saw the first village gate. Each of the four Khels possess one and although all are old, none is entirely derelict. The ..
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  7. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi young mens' dormitories tours Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Unlike Cheswejumi, the village builds special houses for its young men and I was shown a hall which was used by a group of thirty of them..
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  8. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi burial customs tours Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Like other Angamis the villagers bury their dead either in their court yards or close to the paths. The graves however are remarkably simple. ..
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  9. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Hutton Thepfuseu 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Thenizumi visit to Thenizumi memories of J.H. Hutton tours Hutton Thepfuseu Angami Eastern Thenizumi 1947-01-18:1947-01-18 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 On the walk back I was told more tales of Dr Hutton. 'If a gaonbura did not understand him', Thepfuseu ..
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  10. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Thepfuseu Mesezu Angami Dupa Angami 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chezumi (Chezubama) visit to Chezubama memorial stones reflecting sexual conquests tours Thepfuseu Mesezu Angami Dupa Angami Angami Eastern Chezumi (Chezubama) 1947-01-19:1947-01-19 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (31) 19th January Today I..
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  11. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chezumi (Chezubama) visit to Chezubama stone work and carving tours Angami Eastern Chezumi (Chezubama) 1947-01-19:1947-01-19 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Stone work in fact is characteristic of the village. Each Khel has a walled meeting place with stone seats. naga..
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  12. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Hutton Tazuho of Chezubama Huritsu of Chezubama Nengatsumi khel 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chezumi (Chezubama) Chakrima visit to Chezubama grave effigies tours Hutton Tazuho of Chezubama Huritsu of Chezubama Nengatsumi khel Angami Eastern Chezumi (Chezubama) Chakrima 1947-01-19:1947-01-19 Archer W.G. ..
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  13. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Devore Angami of Nerhema Peze Angami of Nerhema Rudai 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Nerhema visit to Nerhema memorial to head-takers tours seche Devore Angami of Nerhema Peze Angami of Nerhema Rudai Nerhema 1947-01-24:1947-01-24 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 24th January This afternoon I went by jeep ..
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  14. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Nerhema visit to Nerhema stone terraces, graves and house carvings tours Nerhema 1947-01-24:1947-01-24 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The village itself is full of stone terraces, huge circular graves and stone vantage points. A number of houses have excellent carvings ..
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  15. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Nerhema visit to Nerhema weaving tours Nerhema 1947-01-24:1947-01-24 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (36) In the village itself a great deal of weaving was in progress. The women sit at their doors with legs and thighs bared to the sun. A portable loom is set up and while ..
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  16. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Guoselie Angami of Chichema Hutton Mills 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu Chechama (Chichema) visit to Tseminyu grave effigies tours Guoselie Angami of Chichema Hutton Mills Rengma Western Tseminyu Chechama (Chichema) 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 25th January This morning I..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills p. 48 As a jeep was passing, I did the rest of the journey in it and got to Tseminyu in the early afternoon. I was met by the dobashi and was ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu morungs and morung carvings tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In Angami villages, morungs may exist but you have always to search for them. In Tseminyu it is the morungs which immediately catch the ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The usual plan is to start with several lines of heads, then some warriors' tails, then more heads and finally a mithan's horns. Between two pillars is a broad ..
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    Suosimo of Tseminyu 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu head-taker's memorial tours Suosimo of Tseminyu Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Besides the morung carvings I noticed a great towering pillar propped against a hedge in the middle of..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu Rengmas and christianity tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills In the Rengma Nagas, Mills expressed the fear that christianity would quickly engulf the western section. I am told ..
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  22. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu education tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-25:1947-01-25 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As the Rengmas are only a small tribe, there are no text books in Rengma and all the children are taught Angami. Next R65576 R65576 Previous R65574 R65574..
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    Resillo of Tseminyu 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu tours Resillo of Tseminyu Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills 26th January Today I went with Resillo dobashi to his own village of Tseminyu and after..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu blacksmith tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In Tseminyu I watched a Rengma blacksmith heating iron and then hammering it into the shape of a dao. (39) The bellows are quite distinct ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu girls' dormitory tours Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 I was then shown a girl's dormitory. nagaarchphotP48293.jpg nagaarchphotP48294.jpg nagaarchphotP48295.jpg nagaarchphotP48296.jpg ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu Tesophenyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu head-takers' cloth with painted band tours Rengma Western Tseminyu Tesophenyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The owner of the house had secured a head on one of the earlier expeditions and I was ..
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    visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu head tree at Tseminyu tours Zukhuli festival Nanyhuo of Tseminyu Houseman Major Mills Rengma Western Tseminyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills On the eastern edge of the village is a head tree. The precincts are guarded ..
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    Mills 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu Rengma attitude to head-taking tours Mills Rengma Western 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills p. 27 As stated in the 'Rengma Nagas' the object of head taking is clearly recognised by Western ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tseminyu Tesophenyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu differences between Tseminyu and Tesophenyu tours Rengma Western Tseminyu Tesophenyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As Mills has stressed in his book there is a marked difference in custom between ..
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    visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu head-takers genna and erection of carved posts at Tesophenyu tours zonuophi Tekheni Rengma Zalho Rengma Rengma Western Tesophenyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Rengma Nagas', Mills p. 193 (42) Tekheni Rengma, for example, took two heads ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tesophenyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu morungs with house horns and carved pillar at Tesophenyu tours Rengma Western Tesophenyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Besides these private houses all the morungs have massive pillars with carved heads and ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Tesophenyu visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu girls' dormitory tours Rengma Western Tesophenyu 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As in Tseminyu, all girls are entered in dormitories from the age of seven or eight and these are all arranged in private houses..
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    Nieghuwa of Tesophenyu Hutton 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 visit to Tseminyu and Tesophenyu memories of J.H. Hutton tours Nieghuwa of Tesophenyu Hutton Rengma Western 1947-01-26:1947-01-26 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 A touching tribute to Dr Hutton is in the house of Nieghuwa, a gaonbura. It ..
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  34. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Wokha visit to Wokha tours Lotha Wokha 1947-01-27:1947-01-28 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 27th January To Wokha a long tiring march. (44) 28th January Spent the morning writing up notes. In the afternoon went round Wokha village. Like most Lotha villages it is still non-..
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  35. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Wokha visit to Wokha morungs tours Lotha Wokha 1947-01-27:1947-01-28 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 There is a magnificent new morung standing on the crest. Lotha morungs differ from Angami and Rengma ones in being extremely long and slim buildings. About a third of the ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungsa visit to Lungsa tours Lotha Lungsa 1947-01-29:1947-01-29 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 29th January To Lungsa, a Lotha village 4 miles south of Wokha. The village is perched on a ridge and is approached through magnificent wild rocks. From the top you look down a ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungsa visit to Lungsa morungs tours Lotha Lungsa 1947-01-29:1947-01-29 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 There are three morungs in the village but, as they are all in bad repair, the village boys are at present sleeping at home. In two of them the carved pillars stand with ..
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    Nzuthang of Lungsa Hutton 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungsa visit to Lungsa head-hunting and bringing back human ears tours puthi Nzuthang of Lungsa Hutton Lotha Lungsa 1947-01-29:1947-01-29 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As in other Naga villages traditions of head-hunting are still very strong and ..
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  39. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungsa Okotso Pangti visit to Lungsa head-takers' cloak with painted band tours Lotha Lungsa Okotso Pangti 1947-01-29:1947-01-29 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Besides this ritual garb, the genna also entitles the warrior to wear a dark blue cloak with a painted band. No ..
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    Nzuthang of Lungsa Phandemo of Lungsa 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungsa visit to Lungsa social gennas tours Wozuya genna Nzuthang of Lungsa Phandemo of Lungsa Lotha Lungsa 1947-01-29:1947-01-29 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 A number of Lothas have performed social genna and wear the corresponding ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Koio (Choio) Diyung R. (Doyang R.) visit to Choio tours Lotha Koio (Choio) Diyung R. (Doyang R.) 1947-01-30:1947-01-30 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 30th January Today on to Choio, a Lotha village straddling a gravelly spur with windy views to the huge hills beyond Doyang...
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    Yankasao of Choio 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Koio (Choio) visit to Choio derelict morungs through lack of 'puthi' and the installation of a new 'puthi' tours puthi opya pyotsoja Yankasao of Choio Lotha Koio (Choio) 1947-01-30:1947-01-30 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In Choio, itself, there were ..
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    Panchama 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Koio (Choio) Pangsha visit to Choio head-taking and bringing back human ears tours Panchama Lotha Koio (Choio) Pangsha 1947-01-30:1947-01-30 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 As in Lungsa, it is now more than twenty years since any human head or ear has reached the ..
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    Khenbemo of Choio 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Koio (Choio) visit to Choio polygamy and marriage between christians and non-christians tours Khenbemo of Choio Lotha Koio (Choio) 1947-01-30:1947-01-30 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The new puthi and a retired gaonbura, Khenbemo, are remarkable for ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami Diyung R. (Doyang R.) visit to Litami tours Sema Litami Diyung R. (Doyang R.) 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 31st January A long and tiresome march to Litami. The path goes steeply down to the Doyang and then rises even ..
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    Nye Capt. Mills J.P. Anderson B. Supplee George W. Lambert Eric 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami inspection bungalow register tours Nye Capt. Mills J.P. Anderson B. Supplee George W. Lambert Eric Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 ..
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    Kolhoshe of Litami 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami christianity tours Kolhoshe of Litami Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The Litami village is Sema and apart from six houses, it is now entirely christian. Services are held in a ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami houses tours Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Like other tribes, Semas have their own style in house architecture and apart from their general roominess and length the buildings are characterised ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami Y posts tours aitsukeba Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Outside the house of a gaonbura is a tall Y shaped post which was put up by him in his pre-christian days. nagaarchphotP48348.jpg naga..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami young mens' house and house for girls tours Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Unlike Sema villages which are not Baptist the village has a young mens' house as well as a house for girls. The young ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami visit to Litami women's dress tours Sema Litami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Although the village is almost completely christian most women wear dull red skirts with black bands and the men still wear the red Sema apron ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Litami Sasatami visit to Litami visit to Sasatami tours Sema Litami Sasatami 1947-01-31:1947-01-31 1947-02-01:1947-02-01 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In Sasatami which is also Sema Baptist, the houses still retain their pre-christian emblems and apart from several with ..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam tours Ao Lungkam Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Toiled up a tough hill and reached Lungkam, avid for a rest and tea. In the night 'The Ao Nagas'. Next R65607 R65607 Previous R65605 R65605 tours Next visit to Lungkam Archer W.G. Previous Ao 79 1946-..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam tours Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 2nd February. This morning heavy rain kept me in. But about 11 the sun came out and I made a tour of the village. Next R65608 R65608 Previous R65606 R65606 tours Next visit to ..
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    Chongli khel Mongsen khel 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam khels and the risk of fire tours Chongli khel Mongsen khel Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The village consists of an upper and lower Khel. The upper is Chongli and the lower Mongsen. In 1943..
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    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam village gates tours Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Of the many things which perished in the last fire a luckless casualty was the village gate. This was in two parts and contained carvings of a warrior and a monkey. ..
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  57. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam morungs tours Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Other casualties in the fire were two morungs. These have been rebuilt only recently and they loom above the other houses in all the smartness of their new straw. In the ..
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  58. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Sangpu 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam Pangsha Lungsa visit to Lungkam warriors' dress and head-taking tours tsungrem Sangpu Ao Lungkam Pangsha Lungsa 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Warriors' dress is now awarded to all Aos of the village who have either served as porter on ..
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  59. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Chamtiba of Lungkam 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam house carvings and feasts of merit tours Chamtiba of Lungkam Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Carvings on private houses are, as elsewhere, linked to feasts of merit, but I noticed only two houses ..
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  60. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam houses tours Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Going round the village I was struck by the airy spaciousness of most of the houses. There is normally a single room with sometimes a screen at the end but the room is ..
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  61. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lungkam visit to Lungkam dangers of tattooing tours Ao Lungkam 1947-02-02:1947-02-02 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 One of the village women has no legs below her knees. While she was being tattooed, the places went septic, and all the flesh and bone came away. I do not ..
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  62. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti Lungkam head-takers' aprons and cloths tours Ao Mongsenyimti Lungkam 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 6th February On the way to Mongsenyimti I noticed a number of Ao all wearing the aprons of head takers and I was told that Lungkam is ..
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  63. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti pipe smoking tours Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (57) A feature of all the Aos this side is pipe smoking. Almost every one has a pipe - old women, young girls, adult men, small boys. The pipes are of three kinds. A metal ..
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  64. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti school carvings tours Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 7th February A day in the village. Photographed the carvings on the school house. nagaarchphotP48362.jpg nagaarchphotP48363.jpg nagaarchphotP48987.jpg nagaarchphotP48988...
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  65. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti Y posts tours Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Many houses have Y posts in front of them, one for every mithan sacrificed. When you have given three such sacrifices you can erect a carved pillar. A house quite near the ..
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  66. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Chongli khel Yimbangrocho clan 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti morungs and morung carvings tours Chongli khel Yimbangrocho clan Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 There are at present two morungs, both of them with fully carved pillars and both in excellent ..
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  67. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti abandoned log drum due to christianity tours Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (59) Further up the village and poised on a hill is a second log drum. The Khel is now christian and the log drum no longer possesses any shed or ..
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  68. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Kikanuksini 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti Yungpung cemetery tours Kikanuksini Ao Mongsenyimti Yungpung 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Between the christian Khels and the rest of the village is a long cemetery. The former custom of exposing the dead is no longer ..
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  69. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Lima of Mongsenyimti 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti house carving tours Lima of Mongsenyimti Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Some distance to the south of the cemetery is the house of Lima, the dobashi. This was built nine years ago and although he had ..
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  70. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Mileva of Mongsenyimti 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti Sangpo head tree tours Mileva of Mongsenyimti Ao Mongsenyimti Sangpo 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 At the present time the head-tree is a small and thorny tree set among the village houses and springing from a heap ..
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  71. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Lima Pungmenu clan Chaneri clan Songkong morung 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti log drum rules and rituals tours moatzu Lima Pungmenu clan Chaneri clan Songkong morung Ao Mongsenyimti 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 During the evening I discussed with Lima the local rules..
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  72. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Furer-Haimendorf Lima 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongsenyimti Pangsha significance of heads 'captured' by Christoph von Furer- Haimendorf tours Furer-Haimendorf Lima Ao Mongsenyimti Pangsha 1947-02-06:1947-02-07 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lima tells me that the four heads captured by Christoph at..
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  73. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang tours Ao 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 8th February Today I walked to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang and then back to Mongsenyimti. Next R65627 R65627 Previous R65625 R65625 tours Next visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang Archer ..
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  74. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Ungri (Ungr) visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang log drum and gate at Ungr tours Ao Ungri (Ungr) 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 At Ungr, an old village gate is standing by the log drum. On one side four large rings are cut in the wood and on the back two ..
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  75. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mongnyu visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang Phom carving tours Ao Phom Mongnyu 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In a gaonbura's house I came across my first examples of Phom carving. The gaonbura had got them from Mongnyu, a Phom village 20 miles to the ..
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  76. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Ungri (Ungr) visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang decline of morung at Ungr due to christianity tours Ao Ungri (Ungr) 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 At the end of the village is a new morung and by the side of it is the log drum. The morung itself has been..
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  77. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Lima 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chuchu Yimlang visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang log drums at Chuchu Yimlang tours Lima Ao Chuchu Yimlang 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In Chuchu Yimlang there are two morungs and both are adjacent to log-drums. The first drum has 'ears' in front ..
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  78. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chuchu Yimlang visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang Y posts and house carving at Chuchu Yimlang tours Ao Chuchu Yimlang 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 In the village I noticed two magnificent Y posts in front of a gaonbura's house. Each was painted with ..
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  79. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chuchu Yimlang visit to Ungr and Chuchu Yimlang morung and morung carvings at Chuchu Yimlang tours moatzu Ao Chuchu Yimlang 1947-02-08:1947-02-08 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 The other morung is in a vastly better condition. It contains six frontal pillars and all of them..
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  80. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Mokokchung tours Mokokchung 1947-02-09:1947-02-10 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 9th-10th February. Back on the 9th to Mokokchung - 10th getting ready for going to Kohima. Noticed in 'The Statesman' that Codrington and Basil Gray have arrived at Delhi and that the ..
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  81. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba tours Ao 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 11th February Set out with the sky full of clouds but not the great roaring wind which buffeted the trees all the way on the 9th. Next R65635 R65635 Previous R65633 R65633 ..
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  82. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Khensa visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba khel gates at Khensa tours Lungma genna Pukulalung genna Lyabamung genna Yimkalun genna Ao Khensa 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 At Khensa found that each Khel has a gate still firmly standing in a small shed...
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  83. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    Chongli khel Mongsen khel Tamjenchosang of Khensa 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Khensa visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba feasts of merit and house carving at Khensa tours Chongli khel Mongsen khel Tamjenchosang of Khensa Ao Khensa 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 'Ao Nagas', Mills ..
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  84. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Khensa visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba morungs at Khensa tours Ao Khensa 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Although the morungs are very far from derelict, none of them has carvings, and none is at present used by boys as dormitories. I noticed that ..
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  85. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chungtia visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba graves at Chungtia tours Ao Chungtia 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 At Chungtia there is a long line of graves beside the village path. The graves of women are intermixed with those of men and all of them ..
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  86. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Chungtia visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba gate at Chungtia tours Ao Chungtia 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Like Khensa, Chungtia has a huge gate hewn from a single tree. There are no carvings but lines based on the chang 'ostrich feather' pattern ..
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  87. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Aliba visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba morung at Aliba tours Ao Aliba 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 (68) In Aliba the morung is very neat and smart though it was no longer used for sleeping purposes. Inside the hall are two huge pillars each carved..
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  88. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Khensa Chungtia Aliba visit to Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba log drums tours Ao Khensa Chungtia Aliba 1947-02-11:1947-02-11 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Khensa, Chungtia and Aliba all have magnificent log-drums and I have written a separate note about them. nagaarchphot..
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  89. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Cholimsen (Chongliyimsen) tours Cholimsen (Chongliyimsen) 1947-02-12:1947-02-12 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 February 12 To Chongliyimsen Next R65643 R65643 Previous R65641 R65641 tours Next Archer W.G. Previous 79 1947-02-12:1947-02-12 1947-02-12 February 12 To ..
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  90. typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947
    1946-12-31:1947-02-14 Lakhuni Charali problem with elephants tours Lakhuni Charali 1947-02-13:1947-02-14 Archer W.G. 1946-12-31:1947-02-14 February 13 To Lakhuni February 14 To Charali. At Lakhuni the gaonbura complained of wild elephants. 'Only three days ago there were four in the fields. Our ..
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