The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: Siemi sites
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: Siemi sites reported, but not definitely located.
text: 1. Hange, on Barail ridge. (seen)
text: 2. Jenam gorge, vicinity of Hangrum - more than one?
text: 3. Katsingpeo-ki ("Mahadeo" on maps). More than one. (Not known locally).
text: 4. Guilong.
text: 5. [crossed out - one lower slopes of south side of ridge somewhere S.W. of Impoi (query - site 5 already visited?) ]
text: 6. [crossed out - In vicinity, but below, old Naga site (Hajaichak community) about 2 miles S.E. Hajaichak village and pass. About 30-40 houses. Said to have large stone where the Siemi ground down their beads, marks still visible. (visited (11) stone not located owing to dense jungle)]
text: 7. Slopes of Jiri valley, east of Hajaichak village and pass. Defensive ditch visible a little distance from house-sites.
text: 8. Paddhekot. Namkia bought string of deo-moni beads, allegedly collected from site, from the Kukis here.
text: 9. In valley between Haijaichak and Laisong I.B. Site believed to lie high on hills to north of valley, just below crest (S face) in area between two converging streams. Approximate position pointed out to me, but informant not absolutely certain.
text: 10. Additional site at Nenglo, besides that seen on 10.9.1945.
text: 11. Site near Hegokuloa, with large rock.