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: bungalow at Mokokchung
medium: diaries
location: Mokokchung
date: 21.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 21 September. Mokokchung.
text: After more than a month in small and dark rest houses, the bungalow seems oddly bright and cheerful. In the hall head- hunting spears and daos welcome us with their scarlet tassels. In the sitting room, slender wooden dolls gaze meekly with blue eyes, while jaunty wooden tigers, the tally of a man's prowess, stare from the mantlepiece. And after all these nights on sagging beds, hard beds, creaking beds and lively beds, we sleep as if 'on seas of delight.'