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 Pawsey to Archer about grave effigies and the future of the Konyak area
medium: lettersnotes
ethnicgroup: SemaKonyak
location: Ketsaovoma (Ketsapomi)
date: 23.4.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 9:34
text: Camp Melrose, 23/4/47
text: My Dear Archer,
text: ...You are wrong about the grave effigies. They need not be restricted to those who have taken heads. I saw one in Ketsapomi of a headman under 40 who had died last year and they laughed at the idea that he had taken a head. This area has ten villages and five distinct languages, apart from Sema. No wonder all the tribal councils angle for it.
text: A long letter from Mills about Konyaks but he does not explain how they could possibly be constitutionally transfered to Tirap. I am writing to him.
text: Have had some very long and hot marches and shall be glad to get back and hear our fate. ...C.R. Pawsey