The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Khonoma's habit of looting the Kacha Nagas
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Kacha
location: Yang Khulen (Chekwema) Khonoma
date: 12.6.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 6.6.1923-18.6.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 12th
text: To Chekwema (Yangkhulen) again. It rained steadily all the way and continued with one short interval till dark.
text: I learnt that Khonoma has never really given up its habit of looting the Kacha Nagas. Only seven years ago some men were actually caught looting a pig. I am glad to say that Chekwema took Rs. 200/- off them, but I expect they have had their own back since. Three years before that Chekwema caught a man of Khonoma looting their goats and thought themselves lucky to be able to do Khonoma a favour by letting him go.