The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Different materials for bridge building and problems of construction
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Lhotas
location: Nzueru Tesophenyu (Tesiphenyu) Longsa Mekenchuru Ndrakeru Hanyimi Ralang (Ralung) Lungkhung Diyung R. (Dayang R.) Nzu R.
date: 27.3.1927-30.3.1927
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 21.3.1927-3.4.1927
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 27 March
text: To Nzueru, about 5 miles. A horde of litigants here. Mostly from Tesiphenyu and Longsa.
text: 28 March
text: To Mekenchuru about 6 miles, a comparatively peaceful camp.
text: 29 March
text: To Ndrakeru, about 4 miles, another centre of litigation.
text: 30 March
text: To Hanyimi via Ralung, counting both villages, about 10 miles. The S.D.O. left in the opposite direction for Lungkhung. The Lhotas want help in bridging the Dayang at the Nzu. There is a steadily increasing shortage of cane and they want wire. Wire of the lightest adequate description will cost Rs. 100/- at least. A local rate was suggested but doubt if the village which do not immediately would see the force of this at all, and those most concerned consider that they will have done more than their share if they carry up the wire from the railway and build the bridge.