The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fourteen. The Rescued Slaves
caption: further threats from Pangsha
medium: books
person: Mills
location: Pangsha
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The release of these five "slaves" did not end our mission. Pangsha still held another girl, the sister of the woman from Saochu, and as long as she remained in their hands, we could not think of returning. Besides, Pangsha had apparently experienced (124) a change of heart, or perhaps they thought we could not bother any more now that we had five of the slaves. They sent us new messages: if we dared to approach their territory they would kill us man by man, and, once we had left the country, they would wipe out all the villages befriending us. However, these new menaces did not deter Mills. To return would have been taken for weakness, and would only have increased the arrogance of Pangsha. Consequently there would certainly have been new slave-raids.