The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Typescript - J.P. Mills, Tour Diary, November to December 1936

caption: Decisions regarding fates of five freed slaves
medium: tours
person: Chingmak/ of ChingmeiPangting/ of Saochu
location: Chentang Chingmei Saochu Kejok (Kejuk) Mokokchung Noklak Panso Noko (Nokhu)
date: 1.12.1936
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 11.1936-12.1936
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 1st December
text: To Chentang. I settled the future of the five slaves surrendered at Chingmei. The woman's mother was killed in the raid on Saochu and her father died a few days ago; she has elected to stay with Chingmak. The youth is going back to his relations. The little Kejuk girl has a grandfather in Chingmei and will remain with him. Pangting's son (Saochu) is going back to his father. The other little Saochu boy has no relations left alive as far as is known and is being adopted by a childless dobashi in Mokokchung.
text: Wishing to avoid the loss of life which a hostile reception by Nokhu would inevitably involve, I sent peaceful messages to them through both Noklak and Panso. But there is no news at all of the result of my messages.