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: preparations for a tour to Tuensang
medium: diaries
location: Tuensang
date: 2.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: It is clear that this tour cannot set the new subdivision in motion. But the presence of the S.D.O. with an escort in the 'control area' may show the more truculent Nagas that government still exists and it may help to control head-taking for some time to come. At a time like this it is all important (124) to show that administration is continuing. For me it means the excitement of crossing the frontier into the Forbidden Land and being the first European woman to enter the unadministered territory.