The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Self-amputation amongst Lhotas and Aos
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: LhotaAo
location: Mokokchung Litami Lungithang (Lungithung)
date: 4.6.1925-12.6.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 29.5.1925-29.6.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 4th
text: To Mokokchung. They told me on the way, or at Litami, of a Lhota of Lungithung whose left arm got injured and mortified. As his friends would not cut it off for him, he sat down with a saw edged reaping hook and cut it off at the elbow, singing as he did so. One of the first people in to see me at Mokokchung was the one-legged Ao of that village who under similar circumstances cut off his leg at the knee with his own dao.
text: 5th to 12th
text: Halted at Mokokchung. For two days I was laid up with troubled intestines. The other six I used to inspect the S.D.O.'s office and the ammunition shop, and in hearing a number of transfrontier disputes. Kamahu, Yacham, Yong, Yamrup, Alisopo, Phomching, and Urangkong were in from east of the Dikhu. Mongnyu ought to have been but were not.