The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Persistence of head-hunting
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
ethnicgroup: SemasYimsongr
location: Sakhalu Nantaleik R. (Ti-Ho R.) Melahomi
date: 20.6.1926
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: United Service Club,
text: Calcutta
text: June 20th 1926
text: My dear Balfour,
text: ...How I long for the Naga Hills sometimes. Head-hunting is not yet extinct there. Sakhalu, having founded a new village beyond the Ti-Ho has promptly gone to war and taken 5 heads. The Semas Melahomi way joined in a Yimsongr quarrel and lost some heads. So it goes merrily on...
text: Yours ever,
text: Philip Mills