The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: measles epidemic at Phekrokejuma and Losama; questions of ritual and problems of water supply at Phekrokejuma; application for a school
medium: tours
person: Telongchu/ of Thachunasami
location: Phek (Phekrokejima) Khomi (Kromi) Phulami (Pholami) Kromesomi Losama Sampurre (Thachumi)
date: 28.1.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 22.1.1926-22.2.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 28/1/1926 To Phekrokejima, via Kromi, where I was delayed for a long fine [sic time] owing to a dispute between Pholami and Kromesomi as to which route should be taken by Pholami when paying a visit of ceremony to the upper khel of Khromi. At Phekrokejima there is an epidemic of measles - also at Losama. There is also a thorny question at Phekrokejima as to the hospital water supply. The water is brought at present for a considerable distance, and the hospital wants to make a bamboo pipe line. The question is as to how this can be done without interfering with the water supply of someone's field.
text: Phekrokejima apply for a school. It is a big village and a suitable place for one if I can find a suitable teacher.
text: I received news here that someone has been putting round a rumour that I am going to burn Thachumi - the culprit is probably Telongchu of Thachunasami - a prize rogue. I am sending the Thachumi dobashi ahead to reassure them and their neighbours that I intend no harm.