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 Lungkhung
caption: tour in Chang country
medium: diaries
location: Lungkhung
date: 19.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: On the outskirts of Lungkhung village, a choir of Christian maidens stood in a line singing hymns to welcome us. The two leaders each bore a brass vase of zinnias and cosmos. As we entered the village the choir solemnly followed behind singing more hymns in four parts and we felt as though we were moving in procession down the nave of a church.
text: The camp is a shed made of bamboo, matting and banana leaves, and we were just in time to stop a herd of cows from eating the bedroom wall. (109)