The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Petty cases heard at Chichama; request for exemption from revenue
medium: tours
person: Ruusewu/ of ChichamaHozu/ of ChichamaKruzuzu/ of ChichamaLhusi/ of ChichamaSirhonh/ of PungithungSantemo/ of Pungithung
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Tseminyu Chechama (Chichama)
date: 30.5.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 29.5.1925-29.6.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 30th
text: To Tseminyu. On the way I was stopped at Chichama for all sorts of petty things. Ruusewu in Kruzuzu's khel applied for exemption. A dobashi must enquire into the case. He had better go without warning, and see how she lives. Hozu is appointed a Gaonbura in place of Lhusi who retires and is exempted. At Tseminyu I got in early and spent the whole of the rest of the day over interminable squabbles about nothing. The Rengma never comes to litigate in Kohima and when anyone comes his way he feels it up to him to make the most of the opportunity, only he can never remember his real grievance so invents one instead. The real one is remembered next day when he catches one in the road too late to make it possible to hear the case.
text: I gave out a number of Kuki Operations medals and renewed gun licenses Nos. 544 and 537.
text: Sirhonh of Pungithung might do as a substitute for a Lhota dobashi next time one is needed. He worked at one time as a substitute for Santemo in 1920.