The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Improvement in some villages; an inefficient muharrir
medium: tours
location: Keruma Chekrema (Habvunyu) Phekerkrima (Phekekrima) Runguzumi (Rongazumi) Kohima
date: 2.4.1927-3.4.1927
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.3.1927-3.4.1927
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 2 April
text: Sent the coolies direct to Keruma (they were obtained with much difficulty) and went round by Habvunyu (Chekrama) and Phekekrima both of which I counted. Altogether about 15 miles, but unusually exhausting on account of the exceptional heat. All these villages seem to be improving just now and to have many more children and adolescents than when I was here last.
text: The bridle path is in good order till near Keruma, where it is used as a cattle path, in spite of the fact that the Muharrir has not been beyond Rongazumi since more than two years ago and has only been as far as Rongazumi once since then. Yet he had no hesitation in asking for a gun on account of the frequent dangers he had to encounter on this road.
text: 3 April
text: To Kohima.