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 Litsimi
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Litsimi Nantaleik R. (Tizu R.)
date: 21.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: Once over the ridge, the familiar Tizu valley lay below us and the hills of the Sema and Ao country. We have now left behind the Changs and Yimchungrs and are over the boundary in administered territory amongst the Semas. Litsimi has only been administered for a year, but Christianity has reached it. On the outskirts of the village, the youth was gathered modestly swathed in ample cloths. Each boy and girl held a spray of scarlet poinsettias. As we approached, they swung round, formed a procession in front of us and led the way to the village chanting a slow hymn and solemnly waving their flowers. (154)