The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Naga-Kuki land boundary dispute at Tesangki
medium: tours
location: Tasanki (Tesangki) Bopungwemi (Bapugwema) Josama (Jossama) Sailhim (Sailim)
date: 6.10.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.9.1921-12.10.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6th
text: In the rain again to Tesangki. The Bapugwema-Jossama-Sailim land case came up on the way as usual, as soon as I get papers I mean to pass orders on the boundary as between Jossama and Bapugwema, Sailim being entitled to cultivate the land - whichever Naga village it goes to. I did not want to start laying boundaries between the Nagas and Kukis if I can help it, as the Kukis in most cases have never had any fixed boundaries, and have never been prevented by the Nagas from cultivating where they pleased. If boundaries are given them now land which really belongs to Nagas will have to be given them as they have none of their own, and though it will make no difference in practice it would probably create soreness and lead to more disputes than it would obviate.