The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Following Woodthorpe's route to Yangching; a pleasant campsite near the river
medium: tours
person: Woodthorpe/ Col.
location: Yungphong (Yangphong) Yangching Ukha Jakphang (Jakphong) Yakthu (Yakchu) Yangnyu R. (Yangmun R.) Pongu
date: 14.4.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.3.1923-1.5.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 14th
text: Through Yangphong to Yangching. These two villages are marked "Chamba" and "Yangtung" on the map. They were visited by Col Woodthorpe in 1875-76, he coming from Hukpang across the Piyongkung. The situation was delicate this time as we had Pongu coolies and Pongu is at war with Yangching. The coolies at first swore they would not carry past Yangphong, but were eventually induced to carry on past Yangching to the river where we camped, probably near the site of Col. Woodthorpe's camp. He rightly described the spot as an admirable camping ground.
text: In the afternoon I bathed, and found a huge concourse of strange Nagas - about two hundred assembled on the opposite bank. They appeared to be quite friendly, however, and one of the head-men from our side kept them away by throwing stones. The trans-Yangnyu chiefs of Aukhu ("Ukha") Jakphong and Yakchu came in and professed friendliness.
text: This was the third fine day we have had since we left the railway, but the usual thunderstorm came in the night, we have not had a fine night at all.