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: fever at Baimho inspection bungalow
caption: complaints by Sema of Ao domination
medium: diaries
location: Baimho
date: 17.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: The talk of the interpreters droned on incessantly outside. I heard one pouring out his complaints about the Ao domination in Bill's office. The head clerk was formerly an Angami. 'Then Aos and Semas were treated alike.' But now he is an Ao and 'Everything Sema is too much trouble.' 'Come back next week' he says, 'Wait for two days.' Even now he has not paid us our money. But to Aos he is all smiles.'