The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Preponderance of women at Chipen
medium: tours
location: Chipen Pungitung (Pongithung)
date: 1.12.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 16.11.1925-17.12.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 1st December
text: Halted at Chipen and went to Pongithung to count it. I was told the distance was 6 miles but it must have been much more - 9 at the very least, as though I started at 9.30 and wasted no time anywhere, I did not get back till after dark.
text: There seems to be a considerable preponderance of women here, and quite a number of revenue paying houses without any able-bodied male member, a matter of some importance when calling out coolies in any number.