The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Inter-village hostilities near Dikhu
medium: tours
person: Kaolum/ of Hukpang
location: Dikhu R. Kamahu Yacham Hukpong (Hukpang)
date: 9.3.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.3.1921-20.3.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 9th
text: Halted at Dikhu. Kamahu came in to see me. They told me that Kaolum of Hukpang had just taken a head from their village, though these two villages have never been at war within the memory of man or of tradition. This very much complicates the Yacham question, as if nothing is done to Hukpang, Yacham are almost certain to avenge themselves on Kamahu for having got them fined for their ambush, and it will therefore do more harm than good to Kamahu to punish Yacham for an action which was really, I believe, simply committed to find out how far they could go with impunity.