The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: genna to weave at Phozami and Photsimi; illegal settlement of group from Chimi
medium: tours
location: Phozami Sampurre (Thachumi) Purr (Photsimi)
date: 19.11.1920
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 4.11.1920-28.11.1920
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 19th
text: To Phozami. 13 miles - the path in good order and the most pleasant bit of bridle path that I know in these hills, lying through pines and rhododendrons most of the way. The Gaonburas said they would like to pay revenue as they would then feel absolutely secure against Thachumi. Photsimi came in. A gang of people from Chimi who seems to have made life there too unpleasant for themselves have come and settled at Photsimi. It is genna to weave on Photsimi land likewise on Phozami land, and as this gang weave cloth they have started to clear a site for themselves above the Karami bridle path. They have not asked any permission, they did not come to see me, they are probably undesirable and in any case are not wanted at the spot they have cleared. Wee hamlets in the jungle are always troublesome to deal with and I told the Photsimi head men to tell these immigrants that they must settle at some already established village which is willing to have them or else go back across the frontier and that if they make a village on the site they have cleared I shall burn it.