The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Land dispute; Christian customs at Chalkot - eating monkey meat; Kuki eagerness for education
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Kuki
location: Chalkot Songlhu
date: 3.6.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 14.5.1926-9.6.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 3/6/1926 To Chalkot about 7 miles. Dealt with the Chalkot - Songlhu land dispute and camped in Chalkot chapel. This is a Christian Kuki village. It has signalized its conversion by adopting a diet of monkey-meat, which the Ancients among the Thado will not eat.
text: Chalkot apply for a school and it would be a success probably. The Kukis are anxious everywhere to learn and have more capacity for Likhapora than Nagas, but of course it will merely be regarded as a means of getting Government posts.