The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Christian converts and evangelization; heavy rain
medium: tours
location: Mokokchung Mukuli Dikhu R.
date: 15.11.1926-17.11.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 12.11.1926-11.12.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 15/11/1926 Doubled to Mokokchung. On the way I was met by parties of Christians first male and then female, who on my arrival broke into spiritual song. The males, as a matter of fact, sang very well, but I found that the hymn was one called "Have you been to Jesus". I cannot help suspecting that the Deputy Commissioner is regarded as not yet saved. The women and girls screeched. I went up into their village - Mukuli, new since my time. A decent clean village, and one at peace with all the world at present. It seemed to be Christian without being sophisticated or spoilt - a rare phenomenon in the Naga Hills.
text: 16/11/1926 Halted. Disposed of a few pending matters with S.D.O.
text: 17/11/1926 Halted. We were to have gone on and camped at the Dikhu, but a very heavy down-pour of rain early in the morning put us off, and I improved the occasion by inspecting the ammunition shop.