The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chimung village stole cow from Yamrup, previously set fire to to Younu
medium: tours
person: Sittobung/ of Chimung
ethnicgroup: SangtamChang
location: Mokokchung Chimung Yamrup Younyu (Younu)
date: 1.7.1917-3.7.1917
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 13.6.1917-13.7.1917
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 1st July, 1917
text: Back to Mokokchung.
text: 2nd and 3rd
text: Halted and opened the treasury again. A report was brought in that Chimung, a Sangtam village, had looted a cow from Yamrup (Chang) which belongs to Sittobung, the chief's brother, who has gone to France. The chief had been to try and get it back but they refused to give it up. I told the dobashis that they had better invite Chimung in and reason with them. Chimung is a troublesome village rather. They had a row with Younu the year before last and both parties came into Mokokchung and agreed on a settlement and as soon as they got back the young men went and set fire to Younu. They paid the customary fine to the mediators who were nominally the chiefs of Ya but have been at war since. It will be easy to turn the screw on if they do not return Sittobung's cattle.