The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Lhota burial customs at Nzu-eru; apotia cows dispute
medium: tours
person: Mills/ MrVisale/ of KohimaNoasa/ of Tseminyu
ethnicgroup: LhotaAngami
location: Nzu-eru Pyopsu (Chyopsu) Mailang Nzu R. Muni Kohima Tseminyu Chechama (Chichama)
date: 11.12.1925-12.12.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 16.11.1925-17.12.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 11th December
text: To Nzu-eru, after counting Chyopsu and Mailang. Altogether about 9 miles.
text: 12th December
text: To the site of the Phiro - Silizuma land dispute - about 10 miles bad going up the Nzu river. The place is called Muni.
text: The villages at this end of the Lhota country go in for stone- paved graves quite unlike the thatched graves further North. In Mailang many graves are made in hollows of sandstone rock paved in with flat slabs in front and above to fill in the opening.
text: I was told here of two Angamis of Kohima who came and took away apotia cows in direct disobedience of Mr. Mills' orders. One was Visale of Kohima. The cows were sold, one to Noasa G.B. of Tseminyu for Rs.18/- and the other said to have been sold to Chichama. Also a pig, which was eaten, apparently, or at least killed and cut up and carried of as pork.