The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Conflict with missionaries; evolution of Chang chest tattoo pattern
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ HenryHutton/ J.H.
ethnicgroup: Chang
date: 1.6.1923
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: Gov. House
text: Shillong
text: June 1st 1923
text: My dear Balfour,
text: Very many thanks for the reprint of your address to the Folk Lore Society...Addresses like that are a most valuable help to us - especially now that the missionaries are showing signs of setting their battle in array. Hutton is writing a long article on our T.F. expedition, which will come to me to be vetted. You will of course see it, so I need not go into any more details. I must try and send you photographs or sketches or something showing the evolution of the Chang chest tattoo from a buffaloes head. It is one of the few real brain waves of my life....
text: Yours ever,
text: J.P. Mills