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 Litami
caption: inspection bungalow register
medium: tours
person: Nye/ Capt.Mills/ J.P.Anderson/ B.Supplee/ George W.Lambert/ Eric
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Litami
date: 31.1.19471.2.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: 1st February
text: Entering my stay in the bungalow register, I noticed the following entries, 14.1.31 'Having gone a splash and provided two tea cups (small) what about making a real effort to buy a milk jug during the next financial year?' 3rd Assam Rifles. 9.5.31 'no cows, no milk, the question of a milk jug does not arise' - S.D.O. Mokokchung. 15.6.31 'For milk, read beer. Plenty of it about'. Captain Nye, 3rd Assam Rifles. (50) 6.7.31 'Yes, thank goodness. Prohibition is still unpopular and a man is as free to have a drink in the Naga Hills as he was in Palestine in 31' - J.P. Mills. 23.1.32 B. Anderson (American Baptist Mission). 'Evidently Mr Mills refers to historic facts: See St. Mark 6:21- 23'. This ended the episode for the time being but more was to come in 1933.
text: 30.12.32 'All the way from Kohima! (i.e. in one day) - George W. Supplee (American Baptist). 24.3.33 Eric Lambert a little rashly, 'St Paul never put exclamation marks and he did it all on foot'. 11.6.33 J.P. Mills 'speaking with all due deference as a layman' thought St. Paul 'sometimes used a ship". After that, Eric Lambert, (handsomely), 'For it all', please read 'most of it'. Thank you. Finally George Supplee 'serves you right'.