The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

diaries kept by Ursula Graham Bower on visits to Manipur and North Cachar between 1937 and 1940

caption: camp at Huining; spear-throwing
medium: diaries
date: 16.4.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (69) April 16th Huining.
text: Sent chits in all directions cancelling plans. Arranged to go to Ukhrul to-morrow with convoy of sick (i.e. sinus case) and sent to Phungam to know if gent. with septic leg would join party. As yet no reply.
text: Held another spear-throwing. Distance (running-throw) 36 yards, 9", or 108 feet 9"; Luikai got 3 packets fags with the first throw at the stump, and nearly got me too, as I was walking away after putting them there!