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: camp at Tuensang
caption: Chang houses
medium: diaries
location: Tuensang
date: 11.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: The Chang houses are quite different from those of other tribes. They have sharply sloping roofs with great porches that project like the prow of a ship. They are covered in shaggy thatch cut with zig-zag edges and hung with great straw tassels. The porches project across the narrow streets and overlap alternately to form a dark pointed tunnel over the road.