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 Chingmiren
caption: drum houses in disrepair
medium: diaries
location: Chingmiren Holongba Sangsomo (Sangsoma)
date: 10.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: As in Holongba and Sangsoma, the drum houses had fallen into disrepair. It looks as though the drum loses much of its significance once head taking is stopped. In the centre of the village was a morung that had been struck by lightning, a mass of charred posts. It must have been a noble building for two great buffalo heads with horns five feet wide lay on the ground.