The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: A theft and murder case; lac cultivation; Mokokchung hospital; revenue
medium: tours
person: Pawsey/ MrCrunden/ Dr
ethnicgroup: SangtamsSemasLhotasChang
location: Longsa Mokokchung Holongba Chare (Chari)
date: 4.2.1928-8.2.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 11.1.1928-3.3.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 4 February
text: To Longsa.
text: 5 February
text: To Mokokchung.
text: 6-7-8 February
text: Halted Mokokchung. Dealt with a few cases, including the Holongba killing case. The Sangtams say the Semas stole, and therefore they killed them. In this particular case it is probably untrue, but it is impossible to find out and I warned both sides against interfering in any way with British subjects in case of war.
text: Lac seems to be going ahead steadily - suitable trees are being planted in Mokokchung by various people and seed lac is being distributed. The Lhotas are said to have made money already, as one man alone is reported to have made Rs. 150/- this year. As it has only been going since Mr. Pawsey started it in 1924-25, that is not too bad at all. The S.D.O. is going to try to start it in the Sema country this year, and if possible in the Chang country.
text: I visited the hospital where Dr. Crunden is doing extraordinarily good work. The number both of in and out-patients is 50% above normal, and he has had to open a new ward in the old building, where luckily there was room.
text: The Chari Gaonbura was in, and I warned him that we should expect some revenue from his village and its five neighbours from next year at Rs. 1/- per house for the present.