The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Medals, revenue and land disputes at Khizabama
medium: tours
person: Viyekha/ of PhekrokijumaVenumi khel/ PhekrokijumaZevuhe
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Chizami (Khizabami) Meluri (Melomi) Lozami Swemi Phek (Phekrokijuma)
date: 6.8.1925-8.8.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.8.1925-12.8.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6th
text: To Khizabama. Gave out medals. There was a good deal of eagerness to get them and a number of Angamis who had deserted from a column in Manipur were much annoyed at not getting any.
text: 7th
text: Viyekha of Phekrokijuma reported that the Melomi I.B. had collapsed. We are due a pukka bungalow at Melomi, but I don't know if we have funds yet.
text: One tin returned by Phekrokijuma - khel Venumi (revenue-paying). G.B. Zevuhe.
text: I spent the morning wrestling with three-cornered land cases between Lozami, Swemi and Khizabami. The land in dispute is really in the Manipur State, but as the boundaries of the only Manipur village on that ridge (and it is a long way off) have already been decided in two former cases, I did not think it was necessary to refer to Manipur before deciding the thana of these Naga Hills villages as between each other. Luckily the land was all visible - at least so far as it mattered - from the bridle path a mile or two beyond the Khizabami I.B. I got back late to lunch and finished off the case in the afternoon, and got rid of some more medals.
text: 8th
text: Halted Khizabama. Disposed of a dak and a number of cases.