The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Naga Hills - Nowgong boundary; tree-cutting
medium: tours
location: Dimapur
date: 8.9.1922-9.9.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 24.8.1922-14.9.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 8th Sept
text: Some cases in the morning. In the afternoon caught the Manipur Road train, meeting Deputy Commissioner, Nowgong at Lumding.
text: 9th Sept
text: Halted Dimapur. From 8.30 to 10.0 I spent investigating the boundary between the Naga Hills and Nowgong at a spot where the map and the notification are at variance. When I got back I took up cases and remained hearing cases from 10.15 to 7.0 pm with half an hour's interval for lunch. Some of the cases were important and several pleaders appeared.
text: In the course of one case it transpired that the complainant was a sawyer cutting trees in the Naga Hills under license from the Deputy Conservator of Forests, Sibsagar. He stated that he was cutting south of the Rangapahar Reserved Forest. If so this is outside the area of the plains portion of the Dimapur Mauza and the passes were improperly issued. Deputy Conservator of Forests has no authority to issue passes for that area.