The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: inter-district cases at Mao; definition of hunting rights in the Thetsirr Valley
medium: tours
location: Mao Ther R. (Thetsirr Valley) Kanjang Jessami Kharasom Khonjai Paothang Matikomi (Metikumi)
date: 25.7.1925-26.7.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.7.1925-29.7.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 25th-26th
text: Halted Mao, and tried inter-district cases with Political Agent and President Manipur State Durbar. Also held a meeting of the road committee with Political Agent and Executive Engineer. Among other points that came up between the Naga Hills and Manipur was the question of shikar in the Thetsirr Valley. Kanjang wished for the entire prohibition of Manipur subjects from hunting on the Naga Hills side of the river, with the exception of Jessami. The Political Agent thought this too exclusive and we agreed that hunting up the Thetsirr Valley should be allowed to Kharasom, Khonjai and Paothang villages in Manipur as far as Metikumi, but not to villages further south, and that no Manipur villages should have a right to shikar up the hills on the east bank, except to pursue an animal already wounded. But for that they are limited to the flat land in the Valley, and must not shikar beyond it.