The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Problems caused by delayed daks
medium: tours
location: Kilomi Yezhimo-aolo Stream Yezhimo-akizheo Stream
date: 11.9.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 2.9.1925-15.9.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 11th September
text: To Kilomi. On the way I reserved the jungle from the junction of the Yezhimo-aolo and Yezhimo-akizheo streams to their sources on the top of the ranges. Kilomi are permitted to take any jungle produce, but not to cultivate in that area.
text: I spent the afternoon hearing cases and the evening devising tortures for the person who had delayed my dak.
text: On enquiry I found that the Jangli Sahib had given orders to put back the dates of my daks by one day. I am disobliged to the Jangli Sahib for interfering with my daks. When I arrange my daks they are worked out carefully (1) to arrive at convenient places and seasons for their disposal and despatch; (2) to provide me with bread and other necessities when those I have are consumed; (3) to fit in with the incoming home mail and to catch the outgoing mail by return. As it is each dak has arrived just at the end instead of the beginning of the halt arranged to deal with it on; I have had my bread supply reduced to repulsive crusts, the green fungoids of which I could scrape from the outside but not from the interstices inside; I have got my English mail a day later than I need have and missed the return post by one day.
text: I think my office, all the same, might have had the sense not to postpone the dak to Kilomi.