The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Ghukwi - Kikyakhu land case; Semas burn live dogs when fixing boundaries to new villages
medium: tours
person: Nihushe
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Sakhalu Ghokhwi (Ghukwi) Kiyekhu (Kikyakhu) Sakhai
date: 23.10.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.10.1922-5.11.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 23rd
text: To Sakhalu. I had hoped to dispose of the Ghukwi Kikyakhu land case, and was able to see the land and the two boundaries claimed, but the two principal witnesses were absent under genna. Nihushe states that he is due 14 days pay but that when he sent to ask for it the clerk in charge said that he was due nothing at all. I will enquire at Kohima.
text: The usual heavy crop of merely vexatious cases, both at Sakhai and Sakhalu.
text: I find the Semas burn a dog alive when fixing the boundaries of a new village. A horrible practice which I will have prohibited.
text: Sakhalu I.B. needs retarring, and the site of the latrine is much too near the Kitchen. I suggest its removal to the other side of the I.B.