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
caption: suspension bridge over the Doyang River
medium: diaries
date: 11.8.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: The river was in spate, eddying under the bridge a thick greyish white. I noticed that the suspension bridge was erected in 1899 by Burn and Co, 'the year my father died and I was in my mother's womb', said our Lhota interpreter. These bridges must have played an essential part in the opening up of the Naga Hills by the early administrators, for a river like the Doyang is a formidable barrier.