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: Khonoma and independence
medium: notes
person: Pawsey
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 17:26
text: In Khonoma it is the Christian clan which demands complete independence. One is indifferent and the other does not want it - the clan which wants it does so because it desires to re-impose Khonoma domination - to terrorize the region - as Khonoma did before.
text: Angamis are better fed, better housed, stronger, better looking (Pawsey)
text: quarrels inside and outside the village because of leisure after the harvest, exhuberance of young bucks, overdrinking, the pleasure of a scrap.