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 Yimchungr Anr
caption: strength of Naga tribes in Burma
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Yimtsong-Awenrr (Yimchungr Anr) Tsawlaw
date: 15.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: There is much talk too of the strength of the tribes on the Burma side of the No Man's Land. The village of Tsawlaw as a result of the war has two hundred rifles and now that news of Burma's independence in January has filtered through, there is a fear that the tribal area will become more turbulent. Until the war Burma pursued a similar policy to Assam; on both sides administration was gradually pushed forward towards the frontier and lawlessness was kept within bounds. But a new Burma Government, busy with its new responsibilities, will have little time for these frontier problems and the interpreters were expressing their fears of head-hunting massacres. (150)