The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Depopulation of villages; abduction of girls by Chop villages
medium: tours
person: Miknya
location: Nakphan (Nokphan) Chopsa Mutan (Chopnyu)
date: 23.2.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 11.1.1928-3.3.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 23 February
text: To Nokphan, about 11 miles, via Chopsa. This last used to be a big village of over 100 houses, now dwindled to 20, apparently owing to migration to the plains. There are said to be only 5 houses each in Chopnyu and Nokphan and none in Chopsa from which the Ang of Chopnyu was entitled to take hand-maidens. The attempted ravishing of Miknya was for the benefit of the Ang of Chopsa who is Chopnyu's nephew. The Ang of Nokphan objected and said let each Ang take from his own village, but this obviously would not suit Chopsa.
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