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 Chimongre village
medium: tours
keywords: drum sheds
ethnicgroup: SangtamLhotas
location: Chimongre Thungare Langsipek Chingo stream Chimei R.
date: 7.11.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.11.1923-30.11.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 7th
text: To Chimongre, a Sangtam village of some 200 houses or less in three khels, all squalid filthy hovels of the typical Sangtam type, and very dull. The only features of the least interest are the drum sheds built like little Lhota morungs.
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text: We passed through Thungare on the way and changed coolies there, a feat which gave us a great deal of trouble, as there was a strong tendency to bolt. Thungare is about half a mile from Langsipek, another small Sangtam village, no doubt as squalid as Chimongre and Thungare. The path goes down from Chare to the Chingo stream; then up to the Thungare-Langsipek-Alisope ridge; thence down to the Chimei, a very steep almost precipitous descent, and after a similar ascent out of the gorge, a steep climb up to the next ridge. About 10 miles in all, but hard going.