The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Attempt to work magic on Mr Hutton at Sanis
medium: tours
location: Sanis Sanglap Yanchuchu (Yansucho)
date: 27.11.1925-28.11.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 16.11.1925-17.12.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 27th November
text: To Sanis, via Sanglap and Yansucho. 10 miles.
text: 28th November
text: Halted. Some optimist tried to work magic on me here, and some time during the previous evening or in the night concealed among my clothes a raw egg and a piece of partially chewed and maggoty liver. When I put my clothes on, it was manifested. I did not find out who it was but propose to put a retributory jadu on him.