The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Need for a dispensary in the Rangazumi area; infanticide in the case of an illegitimate child
medium: tours
location: Bhagti R. (Bagtimukh) Ralang (Ralung) Momphiyo Changsung Rangazumi Chekrema (Choshinyu) Phekerkrima (Phekekrima) Kohima Wokha Mohumi
date: 3.4.1928-5.4.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 29.3.1928-7.4.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 3 April
text: To Bagtimukh.
text: 4 April
text: To Ralung, 6 miles, Momphiyo and Changsung applied for guns.
text: 5 April
text: Via Rangazumi and Choshinyu to Phekekrima. In all these villages there are a most distressing number of ghastly ulcer cases. A dispensary is badly needed somewhere down here. The locality is unhealthy and Kohima and Wokha are equally far off. I recounted Rongazumi and Choshinyu. The homicide of an illegitimate child was reported from Mohumi, but the report may have been coloured with spite.
text: Choshinyu complained that the Rs. 15/- paid per mile for keeping open the path - not a proper bridle path - was inadequate, and Phekekrima complained because the Muharrir would not let them put cattle fences across it, I told them that they might do so. I saw the land of the Mohumi-Choshinyu land case on the way and indicated the lines to be marked out for a boundary by dobashis. There is also an old dispute between Choshinyu and Rangazumi; I think there is a reserved strip between these villages.