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: head-taking
medium: notes
person: Hokhupo/ of PansoAdams
ethnicgroup: SemaSangtamYimchungr
location: Panso Phesami Horurr Purorr (Pururr) Rururr Sikire
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:18
text: 30th April Panso - 45 heads lost
text: Sema - Phesami - 110 houses - 20 heads
text: Sangtam - Horurr - 130 house _ ?
text: Yimchungr - Pururr - big village - ?
text: Rururr - big village - ?
text: June 1945 -
text: 3 years ago Panso took the head of the son of the Phesami gb. The latter had made a new village - Sikire.
text: Hokhupo of Panso took the head - reported to Adams but no action was taken - then in 1946, Panso again took 2 heads - 1 Yimchungr, 1 Sema (Sikire) - this also reported, but no notice taken (not on the files).
text: Panso had also taken Sangtam and Yimchungr heads in previous years - and was a common enemy.