The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Physique of men of Chinglong
medium: tours
person: Gamble/ CaptPawsey/ Mr
ethnicgroup: SemaKacharies
location: Yangnyu Aopao (Chongvi) Chinglong Totok Mon Chi Longmien Choha (Chaoha)
date: 2.12.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 12.11.1926-11.12.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 2/12/1926 To the Yangnyu river, about eight miles, an easy path down hill. Chongvi carried our loads and Chinglong had cleared the path. We passed a number of the latter on the road - naked all of them and of exceptionally good physique for this area. They are bigger than Totok, Mon and Chi, but not so finely made or well proportioned, and less careful of their appearance.
text: Longmien and Chaoha keep many buffaloes in a semi feral state in the warm flat lowlands by the Yangnyu, which is here a fine river with some magnificent pools - not too much fished, as the supply of "poison" trees has begun to give out. "Fish-houses" are used as by the Semas and Kacharies - I saw one of the finest fishing weirs I have ever struck. I caught a few small fish - the biggest was only 3 lbs, on a minnow and a trout rod, but would probably have had really good sport if I had had a spinning rod.
text: Capt. Gamble wished to halt at the river, and as Totok is very tame, and as I should not have thought of taking more than 25 rifles to visit it, I suggested he should halt with half the escort at the river and Mr Pawsey and myself go on to Totok with the other half and wait for him there.