The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Theft of Mr Hutton's rifle at Zubza
medium: tours
keywords: elephant tusks
ethnicgroup: Kuki
location: Zubza Chephema (Chiphama) Pherima (Ferima) Priphema (Piphima)
date: 6.12.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.12.1922-23.12.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6th
text: My Ross rifle (irreplaceable now that the firm has closed down) was stolen in the night in its case together with 3 cartridges. Luckily the other cartridges - about 40 rounds, were inside the bungalow.
text: The rifle was in its case on the cart with the Manipuri cartman sleeping right up against it and was last noticed about 10.0pm. There was a bright moon.
text: To Ghaspani where I renewed a number of gun licenses. Some Kukis came in with cases, and Ferima produced a land dispute with Chiphama. Piphima was having a genna as I went through. They claim the reward for some elephant tusks found by some other village.