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
medium: diaries
date: 30.7.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: Since head-taking is getting steadily worse, Bill has decided that a conference with the Deputy Commissioner must be held quickly. Proposals have already gone to Delhi for bringing under ordinary government most of the control area. But nothing has been heard of them and it is now only three months to the winter. If there is to be an expedition across the frontier, plans must be made now, so we are leaving in a week for Kohima to see the Deputy Commissioner.