The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diaries in the Naga Hills

caption: Decline of Phekekrima: goitre and mental retardation; complaints about Ivikhu's colony
medium: tours
person: Shaw/ MrIvikhu
location: Chekrema (Chekrama) Phekerkrima (Phekekrima) Cheswema Ivikhu Mohumi (Mewhima)
date: 10.5.1920
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 4.5.1920-11.5.1920
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 10th
text: The Chekrama Gaonbura turned up and confirmed the statement of the village as to the fixing of their boundary by Mr. Shaw at the 20th mile. He offered the lives of all the village on oath. It is curious that there should be no record of this on the file of the case. I will have further search made in office. Counted Phekekrima, a village once of 300 houses now reduced to 50 odd. Goitre very prevalent and many idiots. Reached Cheswema in a storm, 12 miles. Phekekrima complains against Ivikhu's colony which seems to have started general annexations. Phekekrima however asked for trouble by going and clearing land as near as they could to Ivikhu's village they had not touched for at least a generation and which they claimed in the right of some ancestors who had lived at Mewhima where Ivikhu is now located. I promised to send the Sub-Deputy Collector to lay provisional boundaries which will no doubt follow the stream between the two villages. Ivikhu has made himself very troublesome in Mokokchung by 'Faslaoing' people away from their villages and using threat to the Gaonburas to get them to let them go.
text: N.B. Mr. Shaw's diaries of 1914 and 1916 show that he visited Chekrama but say nothing whatever of his having fixed any boundary.