The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: "Looting" for the museum during punitive measures
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Yungya
date: 11.7.1923
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: Mokokchung,
text: Naga Hills,
text: Assam
text: Camp Baimho
text: July 11th 1923,
text: My dear Balfour,
text: I wish you had walked out onto this verandah as I came along, as you did the last time I was here! Today nothing but shrieking crowds of litigious Semas. And filthy weather...
text: In August or early September I expect to visit Yungya again. With any luck I ought to be able to surprise it and loot it properly, to the advantage of the P.R. I should like to fire on it, but there is the risk of hitting women and children if they have no chance of getting them away. The men deserve bullets...
text: Yours ever,
text: J.P. Mills