The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Carrying and genna, and coolie rates, at Kekrima
medium: tours
location: Kekrima Pfesa-Chaduma (Chaduma) Chipfoma Pfutsero (Tekhubama)
date: 11.11.1917
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 10.11.1917-29.11.1917
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 11th
text: To Kekrima.
text: I gave orders here that when Kekrima is genna the carrying on the bridle path is to be done by Chaduma, or if Chaduma too is genna, by Chipfoma unless that too is genna when Kekrima will do it.
text: The hat pegs in this I.B. are in some cases only fastened on by tintacks instead of screws. This suggests that the overseer did not check the work as well as he might have. He will kindly correct it at once and see that it is corrected in other I.Bs as well. I have noticed it elsewhere before this.
text: Kekrima applied for a rise in the coolie rate to Tekhubama which is 6 annas as the distance is only 7 miles. I refused to raise the rate. They said that other villages got paid 8 annas for that stage, but I think this was a pure invention.