The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Destruction of trees; ancient monolith at Pongithung
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Hatiguria
location: Pungitung (Pongithung) Longsa
date: 24.3.1927
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.3.1927-3.4.1927
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 24 March
text: To Pongithung via Longsa, about 20 miles. The roadside trees have been destroyed by the burning of jhums. Held court again till 8.0 but disposed of very little.
text: Longsa are doing the Oyantsoa this year and will have to be exempted from all rice supplies.
text: Pongithung complained rather bitterly that I did not hear any of their cases, as I never got through those left over from the day before. Pongithung showed me a stone erected by their predecessors in the land, said to have been Hatigurias. It is called Nangtso-oya, the village apparently having been called Nangtso.