The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Completion of the walling in of the graves at Khonoma with restrictions on height
medium: tours
person: Semoma khel/ Khonoma
location: Khonoma
date: 31.1.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.1.1921-31.1.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 31st
text: Went up to the graves again and had some of the extra stones taken off the top as they had put up too many. I ordered the Semoma people that they were not to add anything to the erection or to dig away any more soil below. They were anxious to reopen an old path below the graves but this would have entailed digging in such a way as to cause a most formidable wall at one end and a long part of the side next to it and I forbade them to reopen the path. I also ordered the existing sticks and string lines to remain where they were until the place had been measured. I intend to send out the Overseer to make a measured plan of the whole space so that future allegations can easily be tested. Then back to Kohima in a bitterly cold rain.