The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Prevention of the break-up of Tezatsimi village - encouraged to invite refugees from Chimi to live there
medium: tours
person: Kutsori khel/ MelomiBarnes
location: Tozatsimi (Tezatsimi) Meluri (Melomi) Lapvomi Chi (Chimi)
date: 21.11.1920
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 4.11.1920-28.11.1920
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 21st
text: To Tezatsimi, a longish march (say 16 miles). The new bridle path more used by deer than men I think, at present. The Kutsori khel of Melomi have let their section get very bad and the Muharrir reports that they refused to work on it. I sent for the Gaonburas to meet me at Chipuketama together with another who like the Lapvomi people has been usurping his brother's inheritance of red cloth.
text: Tezatsimi consists of 9 inhabited houses at present as some have run away to Kotesimi, but Mr. Barnes ordered that the village must not break up as it is wanted where it is to give help to the rest house that will probably be built between Melomi and Phekrokejuma. I told the Gaonbura that he had better go and invite to his village the 14 refugee households from Chimi at present at Photsimi.