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: killing fish with hand-grenades
medium: diaries
person: Jakai/ of PhekPawsey
date: 9.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: The Nagas thought that this was a good idea, and when they found some live bombs after the war, they went fishing with them. Jakai told us that once they had such a good haul that they sent a lot of fish to Pawsey. Pawsey, however, was suspicious and when he discovered that other Nagas were killing fish with bombs and that some were blowing their own heads off, he threatened a fine of five hundred rupees on the next village that did it.