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: trip to Kohima
medium: diaries
location: Doyang river Koio
date: 11.8.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 11 August. Koio.
text: Lungkham is the end of the Ao country; Litami is on the edge of the Sema, and now we are amongst the Lhotas. There is still no news from Delhi.
text: Our march today lay downhill to the River Doyang ending with a stiff climb to the bungalow. By the river the jungle was damp, lush and sultry. In the wet grass were short furry white begonias with a tangerine splash, and pink orchids tall and slender with a crimson pouch. On either side of the path, the bushes were draped with great webs, beaded with rain, in which hung enormous black spiders with yellow spots and knee joints.