The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: guns given to plains gaonburas, but not to those in the Naga Hills
medium: tours
location: Etangi-Mukh
date: 10.1.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.1.1921-31.1.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 10th
text: Halted waiting for Deputy Commissioner, Nowgong to come from Langcholiet and for Kuki coolies from Thenjol.
text: The orders about all gaonburas being given gun licenses without further question seems to have been misunderstood. The Gaonbura of Dhansiripur asked for a gun as "bakshis" and when I asked what he had done that Government should do him this honour he replied that he had been told by the Mauzadar of Dimapur that all Gaonburas as such were entitled to have a gun as a free present. I explained that the orders applied to plains districts and not to the Naga Hills.