The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: tour diary of C.R. Pawsey of a frontier expedition into the Patkoi area
medium: toursnotes
person: Khuvukhu
location: Longmatrarre (Longmatrare) Khuvukhu
date: 20.5.1947
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:20
text: 20th May '47. To Longmatrare - 10 miles (6-30 A.M. - 1 P.M.) Had to wait for the porters from the distant villages and started later than usual with the result that we were not in till after midday and got the full force of the sun. Some of the porters were laid flat out, and the Angamis also suffered severely.
text: Heard Khuvukhu - Longmatrare land case. Khuvukhu is the typical old fashioned Sema Chief, a looter and land grabber of the first order.
text: The rice round here is dying from the drought. The harvest last year was not good and unless there is rain during May, there will be a famine.