The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Four. Above the Clouds
caption: end of trial; Mills returns to Mokokchung
medium: books
person: Mills/ J.P.
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The trial ended with Hungphoi and Sheangha both promising to pay the imposed fine of mithan, and the youthful offenders went back to their villages unscathed. We returned to Wakching, climbing up the 1,500 feet in a most oppressive heat. Mills had now finished his work, and he decided to return by way of Mokokchung to Kohima. I wanted to accompany him as far as Mokokchung, for the path from Wakching passes through the country of the Aos, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get to know these southern neighbours of the Konyaks.