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 Jhakpa
caption: tour in Chang country
caption: school
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
date: 21.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: Jhakpa had heard of the political changes but as yet they mean nothing. The headmen asked for government teachers for their school and had not realised that if the Governor's agreement becomes law, it is the Nagas themselves who will now appoint these teachers and provide their pay. It will be many years before the habit of looking to a paternal government dies out.