The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Meeting with the Ang of Lengha and an abundance of meat near the Shiniong River
medium: tours
location: Sinyang R. (Shiniong R.) Totok Lungha (Lengha)
date: 23.10.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 9.10.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 23rd
text: To the Shiniong, where we camped in a pleasant spot, occupied, I believe by the Totok Punitive column in 1912 or by the Chinglong expedition that preceded it. Totok met us on the way to remonstrate for not having visited their village, and I promised them I would do so sometime. Lengha came in to carry us up to Wakching the next day. We found them sitting by the path in a big wayside shelter. They had built a temporary seat for their Ang to sit on, a wooden bench as long as a bed, but no-one but the Ang could use it till we turned up, when he politely offered it to us. All the others had to sit on the floor.
text: The Ang of Lengha is a subordinate of the Ang of Chi, who sent a mithan down so that we should have something to eat in the jungle, not to mention two pigs and a goat and some fowls, supplied by Chi, Totok and Lengha, so that there was more meat going than all the camp and following could manage.