The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Description of an unpleasant march along an uncleared path in the rain
medium: tours
location: Mechangbung Leike (Leikei)
date: 2.10.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.9.1921-12.10.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 2nd
text: Mechangbung to Leikei (in the North Cachar Hills), 16 miles. It rained all day and rained heavily. The path had not all been cleared as three villages had failed to turn out when sent by the Muharrir "as it was too wet". Of course they came from a distance and it means camping on the road till the work is finished. However their uncut miles were unpleasant going - jungle as high as one's head and quite blind under foot and steady rain. I sent the pony back after the 4th mile but reached Leikei by 2.0 pm where it continued to rain. I disposed of the case I came to take, the parties being unexpectedly present, and the rain went on all night.