The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: A friendly welcome at Choha; problems of incessant wet weather
medium: tours
person: Woodthorpe/ Col.
location: Choha Wakching Chen Ya-am Stream Te-am R. Tohok R. Yangnyu R.
date: 19.4.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.3.1923-1.5.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 19th
text: To Choha or Chaoha or Chohro (Towha on map) - a village with a powerful chief and very typical in general appearance of the administered villages in the Wakching area. We were exceptionally well-received, the villagers falling over one another to supply tokupat, thatch and bamboos and to help in clearing us a site: Choha is at war with Chen across the valley. The boundary of the control should probably run down the Ya-am stream to the Te-am to the Tohok and to the Yangnyu. In going to Choha - never before visited, we left Col. Woodthorpe's route, which we had followed from Yangching.
text: As usual a miserable wet day, and the camp pitched in the heavy rain - a sea of mud. Two or three sepoys sick and several coolies. The marvel to me is that everyone is not sick. It is still over 5000 here and cold as well as wet. The Choha chief, when asked, if he was at war with Yanghong, Yaktu and Ukha said "No, he was at peace with them - the better to take their heads" - a statement typical of this locality. He is, however, at war with Chen.
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