The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Construction of inspection bungalows; problems of evangelization efforts
medium: tours
person: Pawsey/ MrLongwell/ MrDennehy/ MrSibungwati
location: Longsa Aichisagami (Sagami) Tamlu Yehimi Changki
date: 21.7.1926-22.7.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.7.1926-4.8.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 21/7/1926 To Longsa.
text: 22/7/1926 To Sagami. Mr Pawsey's new Inspection Bungalow is smaller and cheaper than most of those on this road, but none the worse for that. It must have a new stove and will certainly need weather boarding at the back. The verandah is very cramped and the space wasted alongside the bottle-khana could have been used with advantage for a godown for tools, glass, rags, pultry [sic] and all the jobra that is at present too often left cumbering and fouling the pantry. If the new inspection bungalow at Tamlu is built on the same plan it will need larger windows - at least three lights instead of two lights each - as Tamlu is much lower and warmer than Sagami.
text: On the way to Sagami we were sitting at the Yehimi turn when a party of evangelists emerged - a horrible fellow from Changki in the rudiments of European clothing and a huge mop of hair hanging over his eyes being the leader. He offered me a chicken which I refused and finding that we did not seem enthusiastic about his visit to Yehimi he started an impromptu prayer meeting in the middle of the path and ultimately departed in psalmody singing sadly out of tune. In the evening the Yehimi chief came to complain that the precious evangelists had broken the Sub-divisional Officer's orders by coming and holding a propaganda meeting in his village without his leave and that on a genna day he being out hunting. More will probably be heard of this, Mr Longwell having failed to induce Mr Dennehy to alter his orders in a personal interview, and then having later sent over his deacon and satellite Sibungwati to try and get the orders changed - the latter attempt apparently after the psalm singers had already left on their unwelcome errand.