The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: terms of peace; insistence on return of captured slaves
medium: diaries
person: Mills
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
date: 29.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Mills says that his wish was the same but Pangsha will have to agree not to take revenge of any of the villages which have helped an befriended us. Also they should in future leave small villages alone. Furthermore he demanded the release of the remaining slave girl. She has already been sold to Burma through the mediation of Tsawlaw but it is known in which village she is. Although Pangsha insists that this girl has been sold a long time ago and that they had tried their best to get her back, the case really seems to be that the owner of the slave, (6) may be against the wish of the village, refused to release her without ransom and had sent her on to Burma shortly before our arrival. This is supported by the fact that the sale price has not been paid yet and the one slave girl in Chingmei insists that the girl had been still in Pangsha when she was brought to Chingmei.