The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Nineteen. Making the Peace
caption: farewell gifts of salt and red cloths
medium: books
person: Mills
location: Chingmei
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: As farewell gifts Mills presents the envoys and the other guests with considerable quantities of salt, a highly-valued commodity in these hills and invests the leaders of Pangsha with the red cloths which mark them as the representatives of a village at peace with Government. Greatly satisfied with the result of their mission and their experiences, which will provide enough food for gossip round the hearth fires for many a long day, they all leave the camp.