The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Inaccuracy of Zubza cultivation maps
medium: tours
location: Zubza
date: 11.8.1920
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 10.8.1920-13.8.1920
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 11th
text: Went on with maps. These can none of them be accepted as they are far too inaccurate to serve as a record of existing cultivation. They show roughly the approximate site of the field and that is all. The work is very difficult owing to the levels and should have been done by an expert instead of by an overseer just told off to make a survey. No details for checking the position of the terraces are given except mile posts on the cart road, and even the measurements taken along the cart road do not always correspond to those on the maps.
text: In the afternoon I met the Overseer who had made the maps. He was most reluctant to come and check one of them on the ground.