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: Assamese doctor
medium: diaries
location: Baimho
date: 17.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: Yesterday the Assamese doctor from Ghukiya came to see us, a keen and energetic youth. He has been working for three years and has had experience as a house surgeon before plunging into the Naga Hills. He is learning to speak Sema, he plays tenniquoit, badminton and football with the schoolboys, he tours the village regularly looking for cases, and on Sundays he gives lectures on hygiene. If every Assamese were of his type, there would quickly be an end to the Naga's hatred of the plainsman.