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: letters from Mills to Archer
caption: Mill's retirement
medium: lettersnotes
person: Mills/ J.P.Archer/ W.G.KevichusaImlongAli/ NudadAdams
ethnicgroup: SemaChang
date: 20.7.1948
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 10:3
text: Shillong
text: 20/7/1948
text: .....Its more than time to leave here as the administration is unspeakable and prices are soaring. I just don't know what is going to happen to the poor man living on wages.
text: I haven't got any news from the hills. Kevichusa reigns at Mokokchung, and Imlong & Co. are trying to get trans frontier Sema villages put under Chang (Tuensang) control. You can imagine the row. Nudad Ali is D.C., and according to himself, has frequent escapes from Nagas who draw their daos or rattle their spears at him. Not a word of truth, of course. All the Nagas have said that so far he has given them no trouble and if he does they will get rid of him. What could be more reasonable or polite?
text: Naga deputations visit Shillong at intervals, each lot speaking only for themselves. Adams is said to be utterly discredited, and about time too. (J.P. Mills)