The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: head-taking in the tribal area
caption: Pangsha raid on Shamnyu
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha Shamnyu
date: 30.7.19476.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: But the punishment of Shamnyu did not stop there. Thinking this too good an opportunity to waste, the crafty village of Pangsha also decided to 'maintain order' and rub the lesson in. This village lies even deeper into the 'tribal (24) area' and has been visited more than once by punitive columns. One morning in June, therefore, they suddenly appeared at Shamnyu, burst into the village and took sixty heads.