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 houses
medium: notes
person: Kamcho
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Cheshorr
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:23
text: Yimchungr houses - earthen floors. If a man kills a mithan can erect one post - support the mithan head - all dance round it - 6 mithans achieves the highest status - 'a big man' - after one mithan he can erect a tall sapling outside his house - I saw one in Cheshorr - after 10 mithan he can put a thick thatch under his eaves - eg. Kamcho's house in Cheshorr.