The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Description of stylized inter-village hostility; Konyak-Angami similarities at Yanghong
medium: tours
keywords: languagemonolithsjhumingcarvinghairstylescontrol area
person: Woodthorpe/ Col.
ethnicgroup: KonyakAngami
location: Yakthu (Yaktu) Yonghong (Yanghong) Ukha Shakchi Anphang (Anfang)
date: 17.4.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.3.1923-1.5.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 17th
text: Via Yaktu - Yekchu on the map and so called by the Changs - to Yanghong (Yanghum on the map).
text: Yaktu the day we passed gave Ukha two months notice of hostilities. The causus belli was that the young men of Ukha went to loot a Yaktu mithan (they probably called it "realizing a debt") and Yaktu bucks went to chase them off. In so doing one of them got stuck in the leg with a Yaktu panji. War between these two villages is of a friendly description. Women are not killed and due notice of war is given before raiding starts. Both villages had plenty of heads hanging up, but many of the Ukha ones came from Shakchi. There seems to be normally war between this range and those further west and the language spoken is also different.
text: Yanghong is one of the most interesting villages I have seen, all these people here are Konyaks of one sort or another, and a certain resemblence between Konyaks and Angamis has struck me long before this, but Yanghong goes much further than any Konyaks I have seen before towards identity with the Angami. Stone sitting places, erect monoliths,