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: tour in Yimchungr country
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Tita R. Zungki R. (Zungkhi R.) Nantaleik R. (Ti-ho R.) Huchirr Sangrupu
date: 20.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 20 November. Sangrupu.
text: Today we were still moving along the narrow valley of the Zungkhi and we reached the watershed where the Tita and Zungkhi rivers rise and flow in opposite directions along a continuous valley. Although they flow away from each other, they eventually meet in the great Ti-ho. The camp is above the two villages of Huchirr and Sangrupu which are surrounded by great bamboo clumps silhouetted against the sky like Prince of Wales' feathers. The villagers have decorated our hut with basket balls and two buzzing 'windmills' are perched on the roof. (152)