The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twelve. Towards Unknown Country
caption: letter inviting Haimendorf to accompany punitive expedition
medium: books
person: Mills/ J.P.
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: (105) One evening while I was sitting with Mauwang on the large stone seat, his "throne," outside the chief's house, we saw runners coming up the hill. They brought me a letter from Mills which he had sent to Wakching and the gaonbura had forwarded by two young men. I tore open the envelope. It held marvellous news. I had known for some time that Mills was planning an expedition into unadministered territory, and now he wrote that the Government of Assam would permit me to accompany him. It was already late and I had to content myself with another night in Longkhai, but next morning I left almost at dawn.