The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - J.H. Hutton, Diaries of Two Tours in the Unadministered Area East of the Naga Hills', 1926

caption: Second Tour
caption: to Wangla; Ang's throne; iron cannon
medium: articlestours
person: Mills
location: Auching Wangla
date: 18.10.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 10.1923-11.1923
text: Oct. 18th. - To Wangla about 12 miles. Met Mr. Mills and the escort - a Jemadar and 30 rifles. Men from the village of Auching to the south met me on the way. The chief was wearing a helmet covered with fish scales. Found the Sangnyu, (Changnoi) headmen in, and also those of Ngangting to which we were going. All very friendly. Height 2,400 ft. At Wangla there is a wooden throne for the Ang, who alone can use it and also a bed or bier, kept in the morung on which dead Angs are laid out. They have an old iron cannon in one of the morungs, much damaged by fire when the morung was burnt. It was found and brought back from an old iron foundry of the Shans at the foot of the hills. Mills mentioned that the Kamahu people looted old mithun heads from Yungya during his recent visit there in order to transfer to Kamahu the aren ('mana') that was in the mithun heads.