The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Terracing at Vishyepu; land disputes with trans-frontier villages; free labour as hereditory right
medium: tours
person: Livelho/ of Khuivi
location: Sakhai Vishyepu Khuivi
date: 18.6.1917
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 13.6.1917-13.7.1917
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 18th
text: To Sakhai. I noticed that Vishyepu, which is about the most southerly of Sema villages here and borders on the Angami country, has made a lot of excellent terraces on its own account copied from the Angamis next door. At Sakhai a lot of people came in with complaints involving transfrontier villages and several of our villages have land disputes with independant villages, and in two cases no one could tell me whether the land involved was inside or outside our border.
text: Livelho Gaonbura of Khuivi put in a claim to get free labour from the villages by hereditary right. I allowed him two days free labour in the year. He is only the 2nd chief. The principal Chief gets 8 days.