The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Samaguting riot case; trouble caused by Maharaja's State Police at Nichuguard
medium: tours
location: Nichuguard R.S. (Nichuguard) Priphema (Piphima)
date: 4.4.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.4.1921-16.4.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 4th
text: To Nichuguard. Heard the Samaguting rioting case and punished both sides. A silly dispute about a fence not worth a broken head except for the physical exercise it occasioned.
text: While at Nichuguard some excited men of Piphima came running to complain that 30 sepoys of the Maharaja's State Police - as thorough a set of blackguards as were ever bred - had come and demanded girls and provisions from Piphima lower village and had threatened violence if they did not get them. A tussle ensued and two Semas were caught and tied up by them and taken away. I sent up the Head Constable from Nichuguard to enquire. The sepoys later lodged a complaint that the two Sema had tried to rob them of their rifles in broad daylight - 2 men armed with one dao against 30 bayonets.