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: letter from W.G. Archer to D.C. about head-taking and slave traffic in the Tribal Area and on the Burma Border
caption: Burma's role in suppressing slave traffic
medium: lettersnotes
location: Tsawlaw
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:9
text: Proposals.
text: 1. So far as the slave traffic is concerned, the Tsawlaw is obviously the clue to the situation, and we must patiently await the result of Burma's newly started administration of this area. At the same time, it is anomalous that Burma should be bringing its tribal area under administration while we should be leaving ours alone. Moreover the fact that potential sources for slaves exist in our area will obviously aggravate Burma's difficulties in supressing the traffic.