The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Mezoma
caption: village gates
medium: tours
person: Nisonuma clanPfepetsuma khelVihotsuma khel
ethnicgroup: Angami <Western
location: Mezema (Mezoma)
date: 9.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: As in Jotsoma the various gates all reflect the status of the different clans. The smallest clan, Nisonuma has thirty houses and all its gates are old and decrepit.
text: Apart from the gates, no other carving is done in Mezoma and as in Khonoma and Jotsoma there is the same strange absence of mithan heads on all the frontal planks.