The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Old disputes at Melomi
medium: tours
location: Meluri (Melomi) Yisisu Lapvomi
date: 19.10.1922-20.10.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.10.1922-5.11.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 19th
text: To Melomi, sending the Head Interpreter and a Sema dobashi to meet me at Chipoketama via Khuvakhu and Sishimi. I was met at Melomi by a number of litigants and the Gaonbura of Yisisu (Phozanasami) and Lapvomi. The raising of revenue from this area is regarded as a splendid opportunity for digging up two generation old disputes.
text: 20th
text: As Melomi had an impending genna I had sent to Lapvomi for coolies. They did not come, so I had to turn out Melomi coolies to carry my mal to Phekrokijuma.