The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Visit to some panikhets; Kidima burnt
medium: tours
location: Khesomi (Kesoma) Chakhabama (Sakhabama) Cheswezumi (Cheswezuma) Sidzu R. (Sizu R.) Kidima
date: 21.2.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 22.1.1926-22.2.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 21/2/1926 Kesoma to Sakhabama - about 15 miles, my mal going round by Cheswezuma while I climbed down to the Sizu through the jungle and went up to the river to see certain panikhets, and so to Sakhabama, where the Kidima gaonburas came in to say their village was burnt. As to that I had warned them earlier in the year that their village certainly would catch fire and burn if they were so infernally litigious "Kotha lagiche", and my stock goes up again.