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: journey back to Mokokchung
caption: siting of village
medium: diaries
date: 4.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: The village itself is usually built so that it has a good view of the surrounding country. Around the houses are platforms of great flat stones which are now used as sitting-out places but which originally were look-out posts from which the sentries could scan the approaches. In Chizami today the children wrapped in their blankets sat up on the platforms looking like rows of grey pigeons on a London portico.