The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: School inspection and homicide inquiry at Phiro
medium: tours
person: Lissu
location: Phiro Saki Sakitung (Sakithung)
date: 3.2.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 20.1.1922-8.2.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 3rd
text: To Phiro - a wearisome climb, rather, through Saki and Sakithung. At Phiro I inspected the School, started about five months ago, which without yet being able to read and write in Lhota is clamouring to learn English. They salute "by numbers" and also "number off" in a Military style, and their master, Lissu, has been to England. One khel sends no children to the school. I am inclined to think on the whole that it is the kindest to its children.
text: On the way up I inspected the spot where a man of Saki speared another mistaking him for a deer. The relations of the dead man suggested that it was done on purpose, but I think there is no doubt that it was an accident.