The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Kerufima - Piphima boundary dispute
medium: tours
person: Webster
location: Priphema (Piphima)
date: 3.4.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.4.1921-16.4.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 3rd
text: To Piphima. On the way I went into the Kerufima - Piphima boundary case. It is quite clear that Piphima have transgressed the orders given by Mr. Webster when Deputy Commissioner, but I am inclined to think that their half of the land then divided was considerably less than half in jhuming value. Kerufima do not contest Piphima's case for a revision but take their stand on the sacrosanctity of orders once passed by Deputy Commissioner and not appealed against. Also it is exceedingly difficult to find any land mark for division of the land other than the cart road which is the present boundary.