The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: gates at Ketsapomi village
medium: notes
keywords: japs
person: Tosumi khelJelhumoLusoeChakotiKazuMitzomiTopusuPulehumuHusotzuChoie Angami
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Ketsaovoma (Ketsapomi)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 12:17
text: E. Angami. Ketsapomi. Gates:
text: Tosumi Khel - in 2 parts -
text: right panel (facing the gate)
text: 2 breasts, tailfeathers = the warriors reward
text: mithan head - when Khel feast Khel, a mithan always killed
text: left panel -
text: no breasts, tail feathers, mithan head, no heads no warriors.
text: Another Khel gate - 5 pairs of breasts, tail feathers and mithan - all 'warriors reward'.
text: Jelhumo, Lusoe, Chakoti, Kazu, Mitzomi, Topusu, Pulehumu, Husotzu - all received figures, none had gone on columns - all had taken heads.
text: Choie Angami - a grave effigy beside his house - little parapet of stones - 3 rows of rounded stones - his women - killed by the Japs - was asked to give information about how many British were coming - said he did not know - on this the Japs beheaded him and threw his corpse in the jungle - never recovered - day the figure is put up the whole village (genna).