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 Hopongki Sangtam to W.G. Archer
medium: lettersnotes
person: Hopongki SangtamArcher/ W.G.ChubaAokukyuSenha Kawots
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Tuensang Shuzong Mokokchung
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 6:1
text: Mokokchung
text: 3/4/49
text: My dear Sir,
text: I received your letter dt. 12/2/49 on 2/4/49, and was very much glad to see your letter as if meeting you. I lost your address so I did not write you please don't mind for it.
text: We are greatly anxious to meet you if you come up here when you next come to India.
text: Regarding our Sangtams - it is the same as you left, and the Southern Sangtam is not yet under the Government; but we hope that the Govt. will take soon. No road is yet made towards Yimsungr side. Regarding the Tuensang headquarters - it is the same as you left. No place for Sangtam Tribal Court is yet settled but the M.E. School is at Shuzong and not yet taken over by the Government. No Dispensary is yet opened. Chuba is now at Tuensang as Head DB, and Aokukyu is also at Tuensang, both Senha Kawots senior and junior are at Mokokchung. My sugar cane is giving profit at present and the shop is running well without loss at present.
text: Our N.N.C. is doing well and no final decision has yet been made for our future Naga Hills.
text: Convey our family best wishes to your family.
text: With best wishes to you all, yours sincerely.
text: Hopongki Sangtam
text: N.B. The first reader in Sangtam Naga book is not yet printed due to lack of fund.