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: visit to a feast of merit at Ungma
caption: donor of the feast
medium: diaries
location: Ungma
date: 9.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: While the monotonous dance proceeded, the donor of the mithan strode down the street in his new cloak with his feathers silhouetted against the setting sun. He was followed by his wife and two friends, all in their ceremonial dress. He broke through the ring and stood beside his mithan, which six months ago he had bought for almost three-hundred rupees and which he had carefully reared for the great day.