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: Yimchungr Nagas
medium: notes
person: HuttonMills/ J.P.Furer-Haimendorf/ Christoph
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Kuthurr Yimtsong-Awenrr (Yimchungr Anrr) Cheshorr Huchirr Ayepongr Sangrupu (Satrupu) Helipong Saramati Mt.
date: 11.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:1
text: The Yimchungr Nagas.
text: During November 1947, I camped for 10 days among the Yimchungr Nagas and visited the villages of Kuthurr, Yimchungr Anrr, Cheshorr, Huchirr, Ayepongr and Satrupu. Four of these villages had been visited on at least one occasion in the last 50 years but the last two had never been visited before by any European or non-Naga. During 1924 Dr. J.H. Hutton visited [] itself and in 1936 J.P. Mills and Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf passed through the village of []. Apart from some valuable notes at pages [] 'Diaries of Two Tours in the Unadministered Territories East of the Naga Hills', nothing however has so far been written about this small but significant tribe. It will be obvious that a tour of only ten days cannot, of course, afford the basis for either a scientific or a comprehensive survey or these people. There must obviously be many central features which escaped my notice. Similarly, although I discussed various tribal institutions and beliefs with a number of Yimchungre, I do not pretend to have gained more than a first view of this Naga tribe. Yet if we are to understand the Nagas as a whole, we cannot afford to neglect even the most superficial observations of their more remote branches. In this view of the matter therefore and of the extremely scanty nature of the earlier records, I am presenting the results of my enquiries in the form of a note.
text: To enter the Yimchungre country, the route from Helipong - you gaze across the range of steep and tumbled hills to where on a far horizon, at the end of India itself and the lofty contours of the Saramati mountain.