The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Problems in Yamho concerning installation of a new priest (puti) caused by the prohibition on the use of deobish
medium: tours
keywords: ritual
ethnicgroup: Lhota
location: Yamho
date: 31.1.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 20.1.1922-8.2.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 31st
text: To Yamho, which I counted. A good village for the outer range. Much heart burning here, about the difficulty of performing the ceremony for the installation of a new puti owing to the prohibition on the use of deobish. This is the same throughout this part of the Lhota country. Some slight modification of the prohibition is probably necessary. I will look into it and pass orders in Kohima.