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: pigs
medium: diaries
date: 11.8.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: We were accompanied today by the ear-splitting squeals of pigs. Three men and a small boy were taking them on their backs. The boy, dressed only in a dao case, was carrying a piglet in a small wicker coop, but the men had three large sows lashed flat with creeper thongs to a kind of bamboo raft. Their snouts were gagged, but their protests rose loudly on the air.