The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Visit to Kamahu; Yungya took heads from Tangsabung morung last year; missionaries
medium: tours
person: Tangsabung morung/ Kamahu
location: Kamahu Yungya Nian (Niang)
date: 16.11.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.11.1921-5.12.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 16th
text: To KAMAHU, through the deserted site of the TANGSABUNG Morung cut up by YUNGYA last year, when YUNGYA took 27 heads or more, though they lost 2 themselves when they came back the next day to polish off the rest of KAMAHU which they failed to do. KAMAHU is extraordinarily well defended with fences and panjis and the ground on the YUNGYA side and indeed all round, holds a succession of bamboo spiked fences with the ground in between bristling with panjis.
text: The height of Kamahu at the top is 4,500 and at our camp on a spur running out from it 4350 - a good camping ground and helio communication with Yongiemdi from the village. Distance from YUNGYA about 6 miles and a very good going along the tila.
text: NIANG came in but I was in the village so they left salams and went away, the headman's wife being ill and he in a hurry to get back. Meanwhile I was drinking modhu in the veranda of the chief of KAMAHU in front of a Missionary picture of the "Birth of Samson" in which an angel enjoined Samson's parents (and the general public) to "drink no strong drink". Later NIANG turned up after all.