The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: Sema chiefs
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
date: 9.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-17.12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (54) 9th June
text: Sema chiefs:
text: Sakalu and his son Hotoi.
text: 2 villages
text: Both were dispersed with the loss of Sakalu. Hatoi (sic) and the other heirs inherited the serfs. The serfs run away and live now on charity in different villages. Hotoi and Hekia are living in Kuvukus village. Hekia now claims that the serfs of his father should follow him but these are tired of Sema chiefs. Hekia and another son collected tribute and if they didn't like a pig they hammered the village, so the villages got tired of that, formed a combination and wiped out Sakalu's and Hatoi's villages, and killed Sakalu.